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Education system has adequate funding in Alaska

Posted: February 4, 2014 - 8:01pm  |  Updated: February 5, 2014 - 9:02am

The Alaska school system spends millions of dollars in taxpayer money annually on, non-classroom instruction, such as, football, soccer, baseball, tennis, swimming, and hockey, etc., as well as huge outputs for sport equipment, coaches and their staffs. These non-classroom activities should be paid for by the private sector such as Pop Warner football, Little League baseball, community soccer leagues, tennis clubs, etc., not by the tax payers in our communities.

Until we get our priorities in order there will never be enough educational funds for our schools, especially, in regard to the majority of students who are not athletically inclined and have no wish to be groomed, athletically, for college or professional sports associations in the future. Put our tax money into classroom instruction not toward a minority of students whose moms and dads dream of Olympic gold, or Super Bowl victories for the chosen few.

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Joshbrantley 02/05/14 - 10:47 am
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Sports in Alaska require a

Sports in Alaska require a lot of travel. It is expensive. Teams off the road map like Juneau and Kodiak have to fund raise for everything. Most teams have to spend a lot of time fund raising for new uniforms and travel. Not to mention that students pay to play sports. Also, not to mention that sports make money in gate and concessions.

This is like saying we should not have band, music, art, or shop because your student will probably never be in Juilliard, paint like Picasso, or build like Frank Lloyd Wright.
School sports serve many different purposes. Teaches kids many different lessons that I won’t even list, keeps them healthy, and keeps them in school.

I wonder what the graduation rate would be if there were no sports. Then when they don’t finish high school, become unhealthy, and cannot get a job; they can get on some government aide and your tax dollars can be spent supporting them that way. It’s like those direct TV commercials.

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Suss 02/07/14 - 01:48 pm
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Sports in Alaska , life skills

Many fine young men and women have the character and life skills that were grown through teamwork and sports.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=T4v6p_CrdGo&desktop_uri=%2...

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