Having homeschoolers playing in public schools is a great idea. In the state of Virginia, we want the best for our children. Homeschoolers should not have to go to the public school in their zone to play sports. They should have the right to try out a sport in public school. Allowing homeschoolers to play sports in public schools give them the choice to interact with their teammates. Studies show that activities such as sports help children to manage their time more. I also had to think about the children that goes to the public school. It seems unfair to let homeschoolers to be on the team when they don’t even go to the school. This is why I will make requirements for the homeschoolers if they want to tryout for the a sport in the public school
In “Home Schooling: A Personal Decision,” Karen White, a former daily newspaper reporter and magazine writer and teaches dance, argues that most parents give their home-schooled children a quality education. Certainly, Home-schooling is flexible in the way that it can be done on the student’s time but it also has to be a structured schedule like public school has. While, home-schooling is done at the home of the student it still must have a parent or professional tutor to teach them their different courses. Home schooling can be great for a student who needs to be at school for an academic standpoint and wants to devote time to things such as ballet. Students and professional instructors must keep track of their correspondence tests so that
Most parents that let their kids play public school sports are unaware that their kids have a chance to get a scholarship. If the public school would tell the parents of the homeschoolers that their kids have a better chance to get a scholarship and accomplish their dreams, then maybe more homeschool kids would be able to play public school sports. Not only do they get a chance to get college scholarships they also get the chance to get social interactions and help them get better with talking to people such as, scouts from college and thing like that. The main reason that parents don’t allow their kids to play on sports teams is that they are afraid that they will get injured and don’t want that to happen to their kids. If parents would let their kids play public school sports they would allow their kids to get into shape and get the experience of playing on a team and see if they like it or not. If parents let their kids play sports they would learn a lot of things that would help them out later on down the road they also would let their kids be able to get into shape. Most kids that play sports and like them will stick to them and put hard work and dedication into the sports they play. The kids that put hard work and dedication into sports are the ones that pay off in the long run and get to play for college teams and get scholarships. In order to get
When choosing to homeschool, the parent and child give up their rights to all the activities a public school has to offer. “This is an issue of choice,’ says Mott of New York State’s athletic association. “Parents make choices. And with these choices come consequences. If I decide to send my child to a private school or keep them home to teach, then I must accept the results of that action. I may have to pay tuition. My child probably won’t have the benefit of playing on the school team. Parents and children have to weigh these pros and cons, make their choice and live with it” (Laffe). The parents and students are aware of the consequences if they choose to homeschool. “While proponents of homeschoolers participation on interscholastic sports teams argue that home-school families pay taxes that fund the public schools just like parents of public school students, opponents believe that participation in interscholastic athletics is a privilege, not a right, and that homeschool families have forfeited the right of free public education and, thus, the privilege of playing interscholastic sports” (Sieck). Playing sports is a part of going to high school and keeping your grades up. Homeschooled children are choosing not to be a part of the competitive public school setting and therefore should not be able to play sports with the students who did compete to get
Sports have become extremely important in public schools throughout America. Children are being pushed by parents, coaches, peers, and in some cases, teachers to excel in sports. Hours upon hours a week are spent practicing for some form of competition. Years ago, all this time was spent with family, at church, or a combination of both. For example, how many times in the past few decades has a student said, ?Sorry coach, I can?t go to a game or practice because I have church?. Schools used to not schedule events on Sundays or Wednesdays
There are numerous news television and sites which display stories of people demanding, fighting, or proclaiming their rights. Yet, the question of what it means come into play and whether these people are understanding the First Amendment. Knowing the difference between civil liberties and civil rights contributes to the knowledge of power and seeking what is entitled to a person. This interconnects with the idea of being knowledgeable about the Ten Amendments to the Constitution, referred to as the Bill of Rights (We the People). It is of great importance to know the five aspects of the First Amendment because one can better understand what has been lawfully entitled them and what limits and affect their rights.
The first amendment of the United States Bill of right states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.” This amendment essentially guarantees that all citizens in the United States the right to express their views without punishment from the federal government. It also prevents the federal government from restricting what citizens communicate between each other, including through the internet. Even if the federal government disapproves of what is shared on the internet, it is unable to regulate what is viewed by its citizens because of the first amendment. In the United States and many other countries, we
Throughout the years, the first amendment of the United States constitution has protected the right of freedom of speech,giving our community the privilege of express our thoughts without fear of being punished. The United States first amendment gives the people the privilege to express their thoughts without fear of punishment. The first amendments has brought a massive controversy in the society and between countries. Freedom of speech gives the people liberty, but in some instances should be limited because individuals have used it as an excuse to freely discriminate races, religions and others sexual orientation; however, it should not be limited in certain cases like people protesting for their rights in a positive way, without prejudice
Are schools the right place for sports? This is a question that educators and experts everywhere are asking themselves, as more and more schools are faced with budget cuts and low academic scores. No one is debating the health benefits of exercise one receives from sports, but does the exercise benefit outweigh the expense, risk, and impact on academic grades? Amanda Ripley, the author of The Smartest Kids in the World, thinks club organizations, not schools, should provide sports programming (“Should schools eliminate sports” 1). Earl Smith, author of “Race, Sport and the American Dream,” along with Ripley believes sports are given priority in some schools, drawing attention away from education (“Should schools eliminate sports” 1). During an interview with the New York Times, Smith stated “high schools should not have competitive sports teams. And especially not in the under-resourced intercity high schools where academic programs are often sacrificed to finance sports teams” (“Making Sports an After-School Activity” 1). He went on to say “even the student bodies in many high schools have developed cultures that glorify sports at the expense of the scholar.”
The AHSAA (Alabama High School Athletic Association) reports that a total of 90 home-school students have joined junior and high school athletic teams during the 2016-17 school year, with only 13 playing the marquee sport of football. Homeschooled kids should be allowed to play in public school sports. Everyone should be allowed a chance to prove themselves, no matter what. No matter where they are from, no matter what they do, no matter even if they are homeschooled! If this was you, not getting a chance to prove yourself. What would you do? Would you want to make your mark on the world?
There are parents pay taxes that go to the school's athletic programs. Not letting children play in public school sports is like not letting someone go to a library because they don't live in that area. This is also like when they wouldn't let people in a park or in a store because they had a different race or religion these kinds of things are unfair and aren't right. Homeschoolers should be able to get the same economic and career advantages that public school children get if the meet the requirements that the public school students do because it would be unfair if they didn’t. Another thing is that parents should be allowed to choose public school activities for their children if it will benefit the kids in the present or even in the future. This would be unfair because if they didn’t get the same conditions that public school kids get just because they can’t go to public school whether it be because their parents don’t want them to or because they travel a lot around the world and they don’t have time to be changing schools every month ("Sports and Public"). Parents pay so many different taxes and a lot of them can go to school sports so their children should be able to go to these schools and play in sports. There are so many kids that miss out on the opportunity of getting to play at public school sports just because the school won't let them and it is really unfair for them. Now there are many more reasons why they should be allowed but now let's see some of their others sides
Public high schools in the United States are responsible for predominantly educating children in the classroom. However, an education should be well rounded and teach students about multiple different aspects of life. Fitness education, physical education, and high school athletics are competitive. Public high schools hold the responsibility to offer as many sports as possible and to support as many students to succeed. Terminating high school sports would be a drastic decision. “One 2010 study by Betsey Stevenson, then at the University of Pennsylvania, found that, in a given state, increases in the number of girls playing high-school sports have historically generated higher college-attendance and employment rates among women. Another study, conducted by Columbia’s Margo Gardner, found that teenagers who participated in extracurriculars had higher college-graduation and voting rates, even after controlling for ethnicity, parental education, and other factors” (Ripley, “The Case Against High School Sports”). However we cannot ignore the fact that high school sports require a large amount of tax dollars, attribute to lower academic rankings, and pressure youth to conform for organization regulations.
Almost every student, at one point, has participated or will participate in an extracurricular activity, whether it be athletic, academic, artistic, or altruistic. Through these activities, students learn valuable life skills and build friendships that last a lifetime. However, a large amount of students do not receive these numerous benefits as they do not participate in extracurricular activities. For this reason, the principal has decided to mandate at least one extracurricular activity for all students. I strongly agree with this decision because extracurricular activities increase academic performance, keep students out of trouble and improve social and mental health.
Students can be put under a lot of pressure to succeed, which results in them not giving their best effort. According to Michael Lorene, J.V. basketball coach at Jesuit High School in California, “Those that seem to have an overwhelming schedule and are playing multiple sports tend to be doing better academically than kids who don’t do extra curricular activities.” While this may be true of some kids, everyone’s brain works a different way, and this is not the case for most high schoolers. Andre Gregory, a Sophomore at Jesuit, says, “It’s very difficult fitting in studies and having to go to practice late at night.” So, while parents may believe that they’re doing what’s right for their kids, putting them in sports may cause extra, unnecessary
The recent Great Recession has caused many lower and middle income families to have problems with their children graduating and having academic achievement. More funding is going towards academic achievement in lower income schools rather than dividing it up among extracurricular activities like clubs, art programs, and all athletic programs. With more and more pressure going towards test scores and graduation rates, athletic funding is dwindling at rates higher than ever seen before as the funding is going towards improvement in the classroom (“Elliot”). Extracurriculars are beneficial to the student as they keep them out of trouble and students are able to form new friendships while demonstrating their passion or ability (“Smith”).