Thursday, November 20, 2008

Just Show Up

The Texas State Board of Education took a step toward allowing high school athletes to get up to 4 credits toward graduation for playing their sport. Each credit is equivalent to taking a class for a year. Supporters argue that the measure will help encourage students to stay in school.

Texans, like most other Americans, place considerable value on kids staying in school, but not much on learning.


Blogger Lanette said...

According to Kapi'o Newspress: "In a 2003 study conducted by UNICEF that took the averages from five different international education studies, the researchers ranked the United States No. 18 out of 24 nations in terms of the relative effectiveness of its educational system."

Hmm... showing up to play sports... Yep, that'll raise our ranking. While Japan, Austria, and Belgium try to discuss quantum physics, we can pummel them with footballs.

9:45 PM  

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