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14. The Case Against High-School Sports

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The United States routinely spends more tax dollars per high-school athlete than per high-school math student—unlike most countries worldwide.  This very interesting article evaluates America’s obsession with sports, and what is at stake because of it.


  • What are the costs of school athletics as they currently exist?  Think of costs in expansive, economic terms (financial costs + opportunity costs).

In your response…

  • Argue a position.  Do you think the current status of sports in American schools is justifiable?  What type of system would you propose?


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