Private Schools vs. Public Schools Sports Teams

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The imbalance between public and private school sports teams does not need to be adjusted. Private schools are offering an extra service that public schools cannot offer. That service is better teachers all the way to better coaches. There are no rules on how they can raise money for their athletic programs unlike public schools. Because of the athletic success more student athletes want to go to the private schools. Which in turn gives the student athletic a better opportunity to be recruited. No the private schools do not need to be adjusted public schools need to improve their outlook on athletics.
There is one thing that a lot of public schools do very well is make them magnet schools for arts, drama and science but they never come
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If a school has 1000 students with the multiplier the nonpublic school would be at 1500 forcing the school to compete against the bigger schools. (Popke, 2006) With this system in place they feel that this the only way to level the playing field.
Another state Tennessee has used the multiplier policy and a separate division for all private and non-public schools that offer financial aid to the varsity athletes. For the nonpublic schools that do not render financial aid can still can compete in division I but to make the playing field even they must multiply the enrollment by 1.8 which moves them up a class. (Popke, 2012)

Programs recruit themselves

When you look at the success of private schools in athletics there is no need to recruit students. Just like a public magnet high school students come there because of the special services they offer. This is where the public schools need to adapt their way of thinking. The question is why students are leaving public schools to attend private schools.
Let's start with coaches at a public high school. With the budget cuts more coaches are leaving public high schools this makes it hard for athletic directors to hire the right coach. (Milligen, 2013) This plays a factor for students when having the option to go to a private school. Teaches that are also coaches find it harder to do both jobs because of the cutbacks in

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