Issues in Education: "Fairness" in High School Sports

03.16.15 | Bob Price

Dr. Ralph Kerr with the Teaching and Learning institute discusses why he thinks a lawsuit brought by NY private schools over a new player eligibility rule for high school sports is without merit.

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on 03.16.15 Lu Anne commented

Heard your program today. One of the issues not addressed is that there are many reasons - besides sports - why a student would want to move from their home school to a private school. Full disclosure: Our granddaughter was in private school from Kindergarten thru 12th grade. In her high school years some girls moved from local schools to the private school - and, yes, some were athletes. What I heard about mostly was bullying and other behaviors that made it intolerable for these girls to remain in their home schools. Before we jump on the band wagon of saying that every child who comes to the private school comes for the opportunity for sports should think again. And, as far as I am aware, there was no 'recruiting' going on, just parents trying to find the education their children deserve.

on 04.12.15 Bob commented

Thanks for sharing Lu Anne. I know in Elmira, there is a huge problem with bullying right now. A good friend of mine moved out of the area because of the problems there. In fairness to Ralph Kerr, he was reacting only to this lawsuit filed by Christian schools that has to do with athletics. He wasn't making a judgement on private education as a whole. Very supportive of private and home schooling. Thanks again !

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