How could there be serious discussion about dropping junior varsity sports from public high schools? I know, the DOE is experiencing financial difficulties, and everyone at every state level has been asked to cut back. But come on, do we really want 13- and 14-year olds to be told their dream is dead? Do we really want maturing, impressionable, not-fully-focused youths wandering around at 3:30 daily instead of actively participating in controlled and worthwhile school-sponsored activities?
Bad enough that we can't seem to provide enough books or pencils or air in some places, but now let's affect the very fabric and soul of a school campus; and for a lousy million bucks? I know, that's a big number, but it's really not that big relative to the whole, unwieldy $2.3-billion system. The savings would be four-hundredths of one percent. Youmean there's not another, better way to scrounge a million bucks from a huge system that we have to look at eliminating sports or coaches? Not a good sign to be sending to the very people we hope will someday become the model citizens of our island state, is it?