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    Re: AR mother sues constitutional violation after son cut from varsity team

    This is the natural progression of what we've been teaching our kids in youth sports throughout this country... Everyone gets to play. Everyone gets a trophy. You bat until you hit the ball. Nobody gets told they're not good enough. What else did people think that was going to lead to?

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    Re: AR mother sues constitutional violation after son cut from varsity team

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    This is the natural progression of what we've been teaching our kids in youth sports throughout this country... Everyone gets to play. Everyone gets a trophy. You bat until you hit the ball. Nobody gets told they're not good enough. What else did people think that was going to lead to?
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    Re: AR mother sues constitutional violation after son cut from varsity team

    Ridiculous waste of school funds. This woman is infringing upon the rights of other students by wasting district resources on a nonsense lawsuit spurred by her own butthurt over her son's failure to maintain a position on an elective sports team. I hope she loses and is forced to pay the district's court costs.
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    Re: AR mother sues constitutional violation after son cut from varsity team

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    Ridiculous waste of school funds. This woman is infringing upon the rights of other students by wasting district resources on a nonsense lawsuit spurred by her own butthurt over her son's failure to maintain a position on an elective sports team. I hope she loses and is forced to pay the district's court costs.
    It reminds me of the baseball dad stereotype, a bunch of failed athletes trying to live through their kids getting PO'd because their kids stink and don't get play time.
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    Re: AR mother sues constitutional violation after son cut from varsity team

    From the article:
    An Arkansas mother has sued her son's high school for cutting her son from the school's varsity basketball team, claiming that he was deprived the right of a full education because he was not allowed to take part in school athletics.
    Really? How does not playing sports rob him from a "full education?"

    While those replacements might stoke claims of favoritism, the lawsuit filed by Bloodman goes much further, claiming that her son has a constitutional right to participate in school sports, as you can read in the excerpt from the suit directly below.
    Where exactly is it in the Constitution that one has a right to participate in school sports? One would think that if there are 20 spots open and more than 20 applying, that some aren't going to be able to enter the team..
    Last edited by Wake; 05-10-12 at 01:39 PM.

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    Re: AR mother sues constitutional violation after son cut from varsity team

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    Re: AR mother sues constitutional violation after son cut from varsity team

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Even if he was the #3 best player on his HS team, where #3 thru #11 got cut, he probably wasn't good enough for a basketball scholarship anyway. Only the best of the best get those.
    Giving jocks a place in the college classroom is as absurd as guaranteeing a recruited A student a place on the football team. 18-year-old athletes belong in the minor leagues, not in the universities. This is one of those dysfunctional traditions that are destoying education. It's no different from recruiting bimboes to dance at a college-owned topless bar, just to earn the college some profits. If they treated academically talented students better, they'd get far more in endowments than they get from athletics, just like Harvard does.
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    Re: AR mother sues constitutional violation after son cut from varsity team

    The problem should be simplified.

    Keep sports and academics seperate.

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    Re: AR mother sues constitutional violation after son cut from varsity team

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    To everyone sitting around a campfire in a socialist paradise, holding hands, showing love for each other while they eat tofu bars and sing Kumbaya of course. Didn't you read your invitation?
    Sounds touchy-feely until you realize you're going to be used as one of the marshmallows. Stick it to them instead.
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