Linda C wrote:we had some real duds in the past (Armstrong, Stansbury)
Nimbus Couzin wrote: It is just that the public schools NEED to emphasize academics. They need PE badly, yes. But they also need critical thinking, arts and humanities. Less rote learning for standardized testing. It is many issues, and athletics is only a small part of the problem.
Paul Mick wrote:
That depends upon the level of athletics you're talking about Shawn. I pretty much agree with Nimbus' position. At U of L, football and basketball bring in much more money to the University than the salaries paid to Pitino and Kragthorpe. Plus, at the Division I level, such athletics can produce a great deal of positive publicity for the University. It's easy to say that academics is more important than athletics (it is ) but it is much harder to cope with the reality of actually running a university, making it popular with prospective students, and balancing the budget.
However, I couldn't agree more when it comes to high school sports.
Bryan R wrote:I'd really like to see your full platform before I make a final judgment, but after reviewing your posts and favorite links found on Ray's Monkey House blog, I'm afraid you are quite a bit too far left for my taste. However, personal politics have never kept me from being friendly. And it certainly has not kept me from enjoying all the best Louisville has to offer. It only keep me from voting for you. Best of luck on your endeavor.
Ben S. wrote:But the libertarian right and the progressive left are getting closer together in today's world of corporatism.
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