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High School and Youth Sports Reform

    One question out there is whether we should maintain our present athletic budgets in public schools if the educational mission of the school is no longer being served by high school sports.  If schools require athletic participation, it can be argued that the school's mission can best be fulfilled.  However, how many public schools require this kind of participation?  My observations of the youth sports landscape is that it is elite in nature so only a handful of kids are left after they have been weeded out by youth sports boards and coaches.  By definition, the public high school athletic landscape is elite.

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