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

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    A bloodsucking one. I was recently part of a lawsuit at work and I ended up hearing the prosecution lawyers talking privately. They flat out said they didn't give a damn about their clients, they didn't care if they won or lost, they were just there for the money and they were getting paid regardless. Sounds like a pretty typical lawyer to me.
    More proof that if people aren't paid to go to college, they turn into Greedheads trying to make up for a depressing and deprived youth. That's seven years of indentured servitude in order to become a lawyer. This system turns out monsters, but nobody questions it, no matter how much evidence there is of its malignant and self-destructive results.
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    Re: AR mother sues constitutional violation after son cut from varsity team

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    athletics are extracurricular activities...
    They should be totally separated from the schools, just like the Little League is. College sports should be replaced by minor leagues. This whole association of learning with extracurriculars is an insult to intelligence.
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    Re: AR mother sues constitutional violation after son cut from varsity team

    The American Dream

    1912- work hard earn what you can and give your children greater opportunities than you had.

    2012- find someone you can bring a lawsuit against, screw working, and provide all children with a crappy education system because you are unwilling to accept that your kid just doesn't measure up.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Ark. mother sues district, state for constitutional violation after son cut from varsity team

    Ark. mother sues district, state for constitutional violation after son cut from varsity team | Prep Rally - Yahoo! Sports
    Is anyone actually reading the article? The real issue here seems to be that football players were given precedence for arbitrary reasons, non-meritocratic in nature. The argument about constitutional violations is a weird way of approaching the issue, as it should be handled at a more local level, but there appears to be some kind of wrongdoing.
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    Re: AR mother sues constitutional violation after son cut from varsity team

    Quote Originally Posted by PrometheusBound View Post
    They should be totally separated from the schools, just like the Little League is. College sports should be replaced by minor leagues. This whole association of learning with extracurriculars is an insult to intelligence.
    There's a social benefit to incorporating athletics into the schooling experience; namely, students who take part in sports and arts tend to perform better and display better discipline than students who don't. Kind of makes your last sentence look a little silly.
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    Re: AR mother sues constitutional violation after son cut from varsity team

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    athletics are extracurricular activities...
    Sports do not equate to academics. You will not explain to me various sciences, mathematics, historical events, and psychological and philosophical points from your experience kicking a ball. Iirc, there are also "extracurricular" classes in some colleges such as studying "zombie survival," the "science of Harry Potter/Star Trek," etc.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    There's a social benefit to incorporating athletics into the schooling experience; namely, students who take part in sports and arts tend to perform better and display better discipline than students who don't. Kind of makes your last sentence look a little silly.
    Now you've done it. You have just made an enemy of the Liberals by even thinking, much less mentioning Discipline for children. You even went so far as to suggest the someone can and will perform something better than someone else. How utterly evil it is of you to promote someone accomplishing anything instead of blending in with the crowd.

    Next thing you know, you will be suggesting that people have a right to keep what they earn instead of handing it over to the "less fortunate".

    I am aware that most people will have enough intelligence to see the sarcasim here, however, for the Liberals, it is sarcasm.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    Now you've done it. You have just made an enemy of the Liberals by even thinking, much less mentioning Discipline for children. You even went so far as to suggest the someone can and will perform something better than someone else. How utterly evil it is of you to promote someone accomplishing anything instead of blending in with the crowd.

    Next thing you know, you will be suggesting that people have a right to keep what they earn instead of handing it over to the "less fortunate".

    I am aware that most people will have enough intelligence to see the sarcasim here, however, for the Liberals, it is sarcasm.
    Since when did afterschool sports became a liberal vs. everyone else issue again?
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    Re: AR mother sues constitutional violation after son cut from varsity team

    Quote Originally Posted by PrometheusBound View Post
    They should be totally separated from the schools, just like the Little League is. College sports should be replaced by minor leagues. This whole association of learning with extracurriculars is an insult to intelligence.
    I disagree. I think sports are great for encouraging, and teaching a healthy active lifestyle, teamwork, and sportsmanship. Should the high emphasis some schools place on athletics be drastically reduced? Absolutely, but not cut.
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    Re: AR mother sues constitutional violation after son cut from varsity team

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    There's a social benefit to incorporating athletics into the schooling experience; namely, students who take part in sports and arts tend to perform better and display better discipline than students who don't. Kind of makes your last sentence look a little silly.
    A self-serving survey. If they get better grades, it's probably grade inflation by teachers who are fans. Let them pursue these non-educational experiences on their own time, just like religion, dating, jogging, etc. Our failing schools must be analyzed without giving the benefit of the doubt to any traditional activity.
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