Somerset superintendent Wilson Sears - Fuzzy Math?

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    Somerset superintendent Wilson Sears - Fuzzy Math?

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    Somerset superintendent Wilson Sears, one of the proposal's main advocates, shared an interesting fact with the delegates: 48 non-public schools belong to the KHSAA, but there are 82 other non-public high schools in Kentucky. All together they have 98,000 students, more students that in the Jefferson County system. "That's 82 more non-public schools out there that are potential KHSAA members."

    I find this hard to believe. The biggest private schools in the KHSAA listed in a Courier-Journal article from 10/17/05 were:

    St. X 1,407
    Trinity 1,400
    Assumption 1,019
    LexCath 870
    Sacred Heart 770

    Sears is saying that these 82 non KHSAA schools have an average enrollment of 1,195 (98,000/82).

    Really? Where are these schools located? Anyone?
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    Typical of a Public school education ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by colonel-fan
    END OF AN ERA, OR JUST AN ERROR?

    Somerset superintendent Wilson Sears, one of the proposal's main advocates, shared an interesting fact with the delegates: 48 non-public schools belong to the KHSAA, but there are 82 other non-public high schools in Kentucky. All together they have 98,000 students, more students that in the Jefferson County system. "That's 82 more non-public schools out there that are potential KHSAA members."

    I find this hard to believe. The biggest private schools in the KHSAA listed in a Courier-Journal article from 10/17/05 were:

    St. X 1,407
    Trinity 1,400
    Assumption 1,019
    LexCath 870
    Sacred Heart 770

    Sears is saying that these 82 non KHSAA schools have an average enrollment of 1,195 (98,000/82).

    Really? Where are these schools located? Anyone?
    I believe that he means 82 non-members plus the 48 members total the 98,000 students. But even those numbers look inflated to me.

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    Thre highlights of the article for those too lazy or too busy to click the link:

    Whoever's in charge of basketball recruiting at St. X and Trinity should be fired. The schools have combined for three region titles and zero state titles in the last 40 years. Great point...

    Lexington Christian Academy won the state baseball title last spring because of talent, hard work, an indomitable spirit and a little luck ... but nothing nefarious. Haven't we all known sore losers who can't admit the other guy just worked harder and played better?

    It can be argued that the man most responsible for yesterday's historic vote is Rev. Robert J. Beuter, who became Lexington Catholic's president in 1990 and built the Knights' athletic program into a superpower. Bad feelings (and recruiting allegations) followed, along with a strained relationship with Lexington's public schools that led to a scheduling boycott, and ultimately the proposal to split. Beuter, contacted last night in Chicago where he now works, said the vote "was the easy way out for the public schools. The playing field isn't uneven. It tilts in their direction if they'd just use the strengths they have right in front of them. I still say the basis of our success at Lexington Catholic was that we just hustled."Amen...

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    Quote Originally Posted by colonel-fan
    END OF AN ERA, OR JUST AN ERROR?

    Somerset superintendent Wilson Sears, one of the proposal's main advocates, shared an interesting fact with the delegates: 48 non-public schools belong to the KHSAA, but there are 82 other non-public high schools in Kentucky. All together they have 98,000 students, more students that in the Jefferson County system. "That's 82 more non-public schools out there that are potential KHSAA members."

    I find this hard to believe. The biggest private schools in the KHSAA listed in a Courier-Journal article from 10/17/05 were:

    St. X 1,407
    Trinity 1,400
    Assumption 1,019
    LexCath 870
    Sacred Heart 770

    Sears is saying that these 82 non KHSAA schools have an average enrollment of 1,195 (98,000/82).

    Really? Where are these schools located? Anyone?
    I would say that he is as well informed on this matter as he and the rest of the Know Nothings were on everything else.

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    "If you want to see an unlevel playing field, look at Louisville's public school system where open enrollment has created a handful of strong sports programs and a bunch of mediocre ones."

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    Quote Originally Posted by KyTmcNcc
    Typical of a Public school education ?

    What a classless comment. I am for you standing up for what you believe in 100% and agree with your stance on the public vs. private issue but your comment just takes it to far. There are parents on this message board that has kids in public school and it is just wrong to belittle that. I also believe that there are kids who are in public schools who also read on this board and you just disrespected every one of them.

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    But most feel that the public school system isn't all that great.

    In a national poll that was released this week, people were asked what they thought about the state of the public school system.

    1% = Excellent

    15% = Good

    35% = Fair

    49% = Poor

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mayfieldsportsfan
    What a classless comment. I am for you standing up for what you believe in 100% and agree with your stance on the public vs. private issue but your comment just takes it to far. There are parents on this message board that has kids in public school and it is just wrong to belittle that. I also believe that there are kids who are in public schools who also read on this board and you just disrespected every one of them.
    I am a public school graduate. I don't feel disrespected. The man that made that statement is the SUPERINTEDENT of a public school system. If the man that runs that system has math skills that poor how can he oversee the education of young people?

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    Quote Originally Posted by All Tell
    I am a public school graduate. I don't feel disrespected. The man that made that statement is the SUPERINTEDENT of a public school system. If the man that runs that system has math skills that poor how can he oversee the education of young people?

    I agree with your last statement but he still was putting down anyone who has a public education. To broad of a brush.

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    Mr. Sears got the information from the Nonpublic School Commission (or some such organization) website

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    It wasn't a statement. Just a question about Sears .

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    Quote Originally Posted by KyTmcNcc
    Typical of a Public school education ?

    This statement is uncalled for. Many children in the state do not have a choice in what type of school they attend. Many parents don't have a choice either. Doesn't do any good to insult children, teachers and parents.

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    You guys are easy .

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    Quote Originally Posted by colonel-fan
    END OF AN ERA, OR JUST AN ERROR?

    [I]Somerset superintendent Wilson Sears, one of the proposal's main advocates..

    Is this the same guy that compared Somerset to Lexington?

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