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Monday, April 26, 2010

Another private vs. public school question

The other day, Kosmo was chatting with main spy Keith D., who got an e-mail from a reader the other day regarding an article he wrote on an athlete at a private school. The reader wondered how much scholarship aid the athlete got to go to the private school, always a timeless argument.
To that, Kosmo has one question. What's the difference between that and college?
Listen, Kosmo does believe that private schools do offer scholarships or financial aid.
The only thing is this. Signing day ceremonies are rightfully celebrated by parents, coaches and administrators, because they commemorate an athlete getting to not only play sports in college, but get some scholarship money, in some cases a full ride.
It's a great thing to celebrate, as kids who wouldn't otherwise be able to go to college are able to do so because of athletic ability.
So why is this so frowned upon when a kid decides to accept some financial aid or scholarship money to go play in high school based on athletic ability?
It's always great when kids play for the school districts they live in, but given it's a free country and all, they do have a right to go to a private school. If they feel they can have an opportunity for a better education via athletics, then what's wrong with that?
Those who celebrate college signings shouldn't at the same time moan and groan about when the shoe is on a foot of a high school kid. For those that do, Kosmo hopes they know how to spell the word "Hypocrite."

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

THERE SHOULD BE A PRIVATE & PUBLIC SCHOOL CHAMPION, WITH A FRIENDSHIP GAME AFTER. MHSAA IS CONTROLLED BY THE DAD'S CLUBS OF THE PRIVATE SCHOOLS. THERE IS A LOT OF MONEY AND INFLUENCE WITH THE PRIVATE SCHOOLS. WHEN SEVERAL GIFTED ATHELETES ARE ALL ON THE SAME TEAM THAT CREATS AN UNBALANCED OPPORTUNITY FOR SEVERAL KIDS OUTSIDE THE POOL. WHEN A KID IS GIFTED FROM A YOUNG AGE THE WORD IS PUT OUT AND THE PRIVATE SCHOOL SCOUTS ARE BUSY WORKING THEIR MIRACLES OF FUNDING TO GUIDE THIS KID TO STARDOM. STOP LYING ABOUT THE DIFFERENCES, THERE IS A BIG GAP AND NOTHING WILL EVER BE DONE BECAUSE EVEN THE PRESS WRITER'S SEND THEIR KIDS TO THE PRIVATE SCHOOLS AND WANT EVERYONE TO JUST GO AWAY AND SHUT UP ABOUT IT.

April 27, 2010 at 9:19 AM 

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