Yes It's Time To Scale Back By Tim O'shei

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Is it time to get rid of the American tradition of school sports? In the article, “Yes, It’s Time to Scale Back” the author Amanda Ripley expresses how sports are harmful to the students and school funds. However, in the article, “No Sports Are More Important than Ever” by Tim O’ Shei discusses how school sports benefit students. The article, “10 Reasons Why High School Sports Benefit Students” by Grace Chen also backs up why school sports are important. School sports are a reason for failing grades; on the other hand, there are many positive benefits to having them in schools.
Tim O’ Shei says that sports could benefit students with grades, homework, and classwork. According to the text, “No Sports Are More Important than Ever”, “When you
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Based on the text by Tim O’ Shei,” To be a good team player, you need to be reliable, hardworking, disciplined, and willing to share the glory. You need to be able to work as part of a team and be a gracious winner as well as a gracious loser.” Tim O’ Shei is trying to tell us that sports can teach people many things, and we need these life skills in our life. These skills will be use throughout your life from relationships to friends to future jobs. In the text by Amanda Ripley,” In many schools, sports are so entrenched that no one realizes the actual cost. New bleachers cost half a million dollars. Maintaining a grass field can cost more than $20,000 dollars a year.” The article,” 10 Reasons Why High School Sports Benefit Students” the author states,” We Play Moms outlines the mindset for success that is instilled in student athletes, which includes: Time management skills, Creativity in finding ways to improve, Strong focus and concentration development, Internal skills for handling pressure, Learning when to take risks, and Taking responsibility for individual performance.” Despite the expensive cost of school sports, schools teach students, and teaching the children life skills is worth the expensive
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