"Open Enrollment" -- is it fair?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoBigRed
    Yeah, you said it, there would probably be more parity but I don't see open enrollment going away, too many benefits. The only thing us rural schools can do is work harder and improve year after year, push our kids to the limit.

    I said there would be more parity among the schools in Jeffeson County...meaning as compared to each other. There would be little or no difference when comparing Jefferson County schools vs. most of the rest of the state, IMO.

    And, you're right...open enrollment is not going away, and the benefits are far too great to sacrifice. But, you're mistaken if you think the benefits that are too dear to be sacrificed are athletic....rather, sacrificing the progress of our public school system, in terms of academics is far, far too important to risk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GoBigRed
    FYI I lived in Louisville for 2 years and I loved it, no complaints. I had to move back because I had a baby boy and we wanted to move back so he could see his grandparents. I don't think that open enrollment was intended for athletic reasons, I never said that, there are just benefits that lie there that most other schools in the state can't take advantage of, that is all.
    Someone told you that you were required to move out of Louisville or you chose to move away from Louisville.

    If I may intrepret your post, you felt that it was more important for your son's grandparents to be involved in his life then it was to take advantage of the benefits of living in Louisville vs. Mayfield. That's great, as a parent you should make choices based on what you believe is best for your child and I wish more parents would do that. That being said you must live with the consequences of that choice and IMVHO do so woithout complaint. Your sons grandparents are part of his life BUT he won't have the advantages that going to school in Jefferson County may have been able to offer both academically and athletically.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoBigRed
    Yep, I was talking about the academics primarily. Everyone has said that athletics are just a by-product, a nice one. Louisvillle owns 4A and eventually 1A, unless something is done about it.

    So, what really bothers you about open enrollment? The academic achievements of the schools? The ability to offer a wide range of programs to interest the largest number of students? The perennial appearance of Manual among the top schools in the nation? The number of National Merit Scholars? The championship caliber chess players? Or is it simply that some schools in Jefferson County are great in football?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoBigRed
    No, I chose to move out of Louisville, for family reasons. I don't complain that my child doesn't have the options he would have in Louisville, I really don't value a Magnet school that much, some do, that is fine. I have a problem with a team getting all the way to state only to get blown out by another team, not even close.
    That has nothing to do with open enrollment. ST X is private.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoBigRed
    All that stuff is great, but this is a football forum, not an academics forum. I do have a problem that some schools are that much greater in football than other ones and I was just trying to figure out some reasons why.

    Have you considered the benefits of coaching, tradition and community support?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoBigRed
    No, I chose to move out of Louisville, for family reasons. I don't complain that my child doesn't have the options he would have in Louisville, I really don't value a Magnet school that much, some do, that is fine. I have a problem with a team getting all the way to state only to get blown out by another team, not even close.
    So any time a team gets blown out in a state championship game that's bad and open enrollment is the cause of it.

    Highlands vs. Boyle in 2003. Highlands got beat fairly soundly by Boyle. Which team allows students from outside their "district" pay tuition and go to school there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockmom
    Have you considered the benefits of coaching, tradition and community support?
    Hit the nail right on the head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoBigRed
    Don't know about those two teams, I am sure they both have tuition paying students, they are 3A however, Louisville don't have a team to compete in 3A against them and that is what I have been talking about. But I would think that both of those schools have more parity between them.
    Louisville has SEVERAL 3A schools....Central, J-Town, Fairdale, Doss and Waggener...and Atherton is competing in 3A, after dropping down from 4A

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoBigRed
    Don't know about those two teams, I am sure they both have tuition paying students, they are 3A however, Louisville don't have a team to compete in 3A against them and that is what I have been talking about. But I would think that both of those schools have more parity between them.
    This not true...Louisville Central is a 3A team and came very close to beating Boyle County in the playoffs last season.

    I am really having trouble with your logic in this discussion. When you willingly handicap yourself through the considered choices you have made, how can you claim the result as unfair? To me this is like tying one hand behind your back and blindfolding yourself before enterring a boxing match.

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