High School Sports Aren 't Killing Academics Essay

1208 Words Nov 3rd, 2015 5 Pages
Imagine you are a parent of a child who is incredibly passionate about athletics; however, you have heard several horror stories about issues involving athletics in school including health risks, safety precautions, and academic significance. What are you going to do? Will you prohibit your child to pursue their dreams? Or will you accept the risks involved for their happiness and achievement? Athletics in American schools have been controversial for countless years. Daniel H. Bowen and Colin Hitt wrote an article titled “High-School Sports Aren’t Killing Academics” to present the factors of positive correlation between success in athletics and academics. I agree with Bown and Hitt’s beliefs based on research and experiences. Furthermore, I believe that athletics in high schools benefit students socially, financially, and academically.
Inevitably, not every individual agrees with this positive belief and outlook on athletics. Amanda Ripley, a journalist and author that opposes the use of athletics in American schools, constructed an article to present her belief to the general population that advocates for athletics. She proclaims that America’s schools are placing athletics above academics. This highly controversial article was published on the cover of the Atlantic. Her argument raises opposition all across the United States. To advocate the use of athletics in schools, Daniel Bowen and Colin Hitt wrote their article, “High-School Sports Aren’t Killing Academics.” They…

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