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Are sports negatively affecting America’s schools?

  • The statement is a lie

    Everyone thinks that fitness = intelligence, but that is a lie. I had a 18 minute mile (no kidding), yet I got into the Semi-State National Geographic Bee (6 places away from state), was in a competitive school, and had high grades (Average was 95 - 100%). Sports are over emphasized in the American Culture. Most people watch it, and they say it is "the opiate of the masses". PE is what most people focus on; it's what kids come to school for. With kids coming to play dodgeball, they aren't motivated to do academic work. Teamwork can be found in other subjects, and PE is useless these days. You have to be a superstar at PE just to get a sports career.

  • You have to have a 3.0 to play

    The help you have to have good grades to play and if you step out of line at school you can't play so it encourages being a good student and keeps you healthy plus it's my favorite thing to do. It keeps kids out of drugs and drinking and party's so yes it does help

  • Sports are positive

    Not only do sports teach you how to be competitive, they also teach you how to lose, these are both huge traits to learn just to be human. Sports in school are very much needed, they give kids an academic break that they much deserve and they allow them to play the sport they want to play. I mean it's not as if it is forced on you to play a sport, it's a choice! Why wouldn't it be a good thing to have a choice? Athletes are healthy and learn how to take care of their bodies. You simply cannot be academic 100% of the time. A well rounded student makes the most successful human beings. Sports make schools better more tolerable place. No to mention its a great thing when you want to represent your school and do your best to make your school the best in that sport.

  • No, sports are not negatively affecting America's schools.

    Sports are one of the most enjoyable aspects of our schools today. These sport activities give students a reason to be excited about going to school. They also provide an avenue for the students to explore teamwork and hard work on the teams. I would say that sports have positively affected our schools.

  • Sports are healty.

    Sports are good for our schools. Sports help children to stay physically active as well as gives them something fun to do outside of book learning. Sports help children to learn how to win and how to lose. The problem is not with sports but with people trying to teach that someone might get hurt or that everyone should be equal. Everyone is not equal. Sports are a very healthy outlet.


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