Kids every day, of all ages play sports, whether it be a fun game with their friends or organized through their school. Sports themselves are great, they promote countless benefits and encourage players. However, once schools get involved things change. Amanda Ripley in her article The Case against High School Sports states “In many schools, sports are so entrenched that no one- not even the people in charge- relizes their actual cost.” The academic focus of schools can shift to the athletics, with there being too much time and money being poured in it. That effort could be better spent on what the actual focus of school should be, students’ education, not training and games.
Mandatory activities should be enforced into the school systems. To many kids are not contributing enough to their school by just being superb in the classroom. Some kids don 't even discover their ability because they are scared of not making the team or being joked on. That is one of the essential reasons why I think that extracurricular activities should be imposed to every single kid in the school. Also extracurricular activities is a fun time for everybody even if you don 't like what you are being forced to do, you will find something marvelous out of it.
It may seem difficult to decide whether school sports is a good or bad. At first glance, it seems there are pros and cons, but I assure you, only one decision can be made. I know that school sports are bad. First of all, sports take too much of the spotlight. As a kid, parents highly promote education to children, making them have good grades as their goal.
Light shine off the helmets of the players as they prepare to snap the play. The tension, in the field and in the crowd, is felt as they all prepare for the rush that is to come. This is what students look forward to seeing since the start of that very day, the school is restless. School sports are a thing of American education, but is it really needed? Sports programs should be cut students are failing to focus on academics, the expensive are too much, and the schools budgets should be focused on academics and ways to keep the students happy DURING school.
Why Drug Testing is Important A quote by Malcom Gladwell states “An aggressive drug testing program would cut down on certain abuses, but it’s never going to catch everyone or even close to everyone.” As you know, drug testing is done to students athlete or not, every year. But schools in several states are wanting to require it for athletes, or students involved in extracurricular activities in Middle school. Although drug tests can be highly unliked in schools, schools should be required to test students because it can discourage drug use, identify students in need of help, and the evidence of the tests can lead to effectiveness. In school, drug testing can discourage the use of it to students. Some students fear that knowing of drug tests will pressure them into not doing drugs.
Schools are created for this reason. However, sports take up more funding, which makes the funding for academics go down. “Sports are just extra-curricular activities. They are logical to slash down for important subjects like literacy.” (Frank Deford, NPR). Other schools across the world that have one of the best scores on tests, like Japan and Korea, they don’t have sports in schools.
An athlete has to learn their craft. So I think, sometimes, we don 't highlight the education that is in sports. In conclusion, sports should be banned from schools because of financial reasons, academic reasons, and student’s health. School’s don’t have any money to pay for sports, how will it pay for the school itself. Most kids only care about sports, they don’t care about their learning and grades.
As I began to prove myself within the division and making up for my mistake it was also met with jealousy from my peers. I was told by my peers that “only reason I was put in charge or got the added responsibility was because of Senior Chief”. It wasn’t always easy being put into leadership positions especially when I was still fairly new and had been in trouble no so long ago. I knew that as long as I stayed focused and did my job well in time I would earn the respect of my peers. My supervisors saw the hard work I would put in everyday, would not hear me complain of how bad the job was at times, and I was never late.
Stephie Grob Plante, a writer and essayist, stated to Racked.com, “One-fifth of American student wear school uniforms…” Many children are required to have school uniforms but many more do not. Instead they have rules that state what they are and what they are not aloud to wear to school on a daily basis. Schools should require students to wear school uniforms because they provide extra safety, they help students concentrate on academics, and they save time. It is believed that school uniforms do not provide students with more safety. J. Scott Granberg-Rademacker, Jeffrey Bumgarner, and Avra Johnson, a group of professors that analyzed a national, stated that "school uniforms increased the average number of assaults by about 14 [per year]
Somewhere along the way, we lost sight of what teamwork is, but we found that again and implemented it throughout the rest of our season. I will be so sad to leave this final season because I have learned so much from everyone on my team. When we look back years from now, we won’t remember the fighting; we will remember the way we felt as we succeeded and all the good things that came from being a