Title: Commentary: Oregon high school athletics has a well-to-do school problem
Source: Daschel, N. (2016, December 5). Commentary: Oregon high school athletics has a well-to-do school problem. The Oregonian/Oregon Live. Retrieved: http://www.oregonlive.com/sports/index.ssf/2016/12/commentary_oregon_high_school.html
Key Points: Athletics continues to play a major role in education because it is important students become and remain involved in extracurricular activities. While many believe in athletics that private schools have the advantage over public schools, Daschel argues that well-to-do schools are the ultimate issues. He states, “The rich are winning almost everything.” Daschel poses the question of whether OSAA can set up classifications for schools based on economics providing for a more even playing field in education and even opportunities for students and athletes across the board.
Intended Audience: Educators, coaches, parents, individuals interested in athletics and education.
Relevance: In my opinion and upbringing academics and extracurricular activities go hand in hand. While this article focuses solely on the athletic side of schools I cannot help but think of the academic differences between well-to-do schools and schools with a majority of their students on free or reduced lunch. In Salem-Keizer, it is obvious which schools have most students on free or reduced lunch as well as noticing which schools have a higher level of economic support. It would be very interesting to see what schools would look like if all were receiving the same amount and had the same resources available to students for academic success.