Page 2 of in the LIT ratings, only four are private? Advertisement Nov 1, 05, 02:16 PM #2 The Scribe View Profile View Forum Posts Premium Member Join Date ... 15 comments | 1071 Views | Go to page 1 →
Nov 2, 05, 02:23 PM #16Originally Posted by westsider
I realize that some schools have certain inherent advantages over others. Some schools have more at risk students which prevents certain challenges. Other schools get much less of their fair share of state education funds which also presents its set of challenges. I guess my point is that I have never seen anyone really "succeed" by backing away from challenges, even insurmountable and unfair challenges. They lose much more than they gain.
And when it comes to athletics, when I think about being able to overcome adversity, of turning it around, I think of Boyle County who continues to have my greatest respect. If they did it, why can't every public school?
And I do think that all in all, the private schools place a much greater emphasis on winning in athletics than the public schools do, because winning is so important to alumni involvement, alumni donations and enrollment. Public schools don't need to win to keep the doors open and keep the kids coming. Private schools, in most cases, have to in order to survive.Advertisement