Friday Night Yikes!

16 Feb

Recently a television clip of Friday Night Tykes caught my interest and I watched an episode.

If you want to gain an understanding as to how difficult it is to teach in today’s public schools then watch an episode yourself.

Once upon a time sports were extracurricular to schooling. Now in many places across our country, sports and especially football, have taken on a more central, if not the most important, function of what many parents and students and citizens think children’s lives and the public schools are all about…

Sports should be fun and entertaining and a great way for the young and old to exercise and build friendships and one’s physical nature and ability…but if participation in sports means that your child is getting a regular and heavy dose of emotional abuse, intense instruction on how to be a better bully, topped off with a weekly concussion to his brain, then parent beware!

If you enroll and involve your child in the kind of sports program that this series endorses then when it comes to your child’s future, You are helping to undo everything that our public school’s could ever hope to achieve.

5 Responses to “Friday Night Yikes!”

  1. The Crazy Crone February 16, 2014 at 5:32 pm #

    I don’t just “like” your comment, I like it very much indeed. The dumbing down of education is incredibly depressing.

  2. Harold Knight February 16, 2014 at 5:56 pm #

    . . . and then you should see your kids try to succeed in the most basic aspect of higher education, that is, writing two sentences back to back that make sense in a required university first-year writing class. I won’t even begin to describe the inability of most first-year college students, not only the athletes, to synthesize an idea from two sources.

  3. petejoem February 16, 2014 at 6:08 pm #

    I would think that, if football was teaching bullying that it was doing a rather poor job of it. I know many people that played football and were as gentle and anyone could be,

  4. momshieb February 16, 2014 at 9:50 pm #

    Ah, thank you for this!! I am struggling right now with a family how never responds to any of my academic concerns for their child, but who want to raise hell every time there is an argument at recess. The reason? She is a hockey player, and they have their eyes on college scholarships. They want her to be athletically competitive…….

  5. avwalters February 17, 2014 at 5:51 pm #

    Why? Because the powers that be are not interested in education for critical thinking. Sports (not religion) is the opiate of the masses. Actually, maybe television is the opiate of the masses. The Romans had the coliseum………

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