April 15th, 2004

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04:13 pm - 1KWFFH: on the right to engage in extracurricular sporting activity.

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1KWFFH: on the right to engage in extracurricular sporting activity. - graffiti.maverick — LiveJournal

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[User Picture]From: chrismaverick Date: April 15th, 2004 - 02:59 pm (Link)
Well, intellectual vs. "physical" skill is kind of a red herring. For all I know the same policy was used with the debate team and the chess team.

True... I don't know either. I was basing the rant on the fact that the news story specifically was centering on sports. I think its just as wrong for the school stutterer to demand a spot on the debate team or the class idiot to demand a spot on the chess team.

Also, I agree that there is some merit to the idea of making sure that every four year old makes it on the tee-ball team. Yes it sucks being the last seven year old picked in dodgeball, but I think you hit the nail on the head with the point that high school is too old for that. These are people we trust to drive here. If someone can control a four thousand pound vehicle, then they need to have the good sense to judge whether or not they reasonably belong on a highschool football field.

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