In a Teacher Leaders Network column, English teacher Mary Tedrow writes that high-profile high school athletic programs are in direct conflict with academic pursuits. Tedrow says that athletics are regularly given precedence over school instructional priorities, and that student athletes are often sent the wrong message about the importance of sports relative to schoolwork and career preparation.
What’s your view? Do high school sports detract from academics? Should sports be separated from schools?
A version of this news article first appeared in the Teacher Talkback blog.