Page 5 of Originally Posted by Trinity alum The high schools in Jefferson County are large enough to be able to teach all levels. The have not schools of Jeffers... 99 comments | 3912 Views | Go to page 1 →
Sep 29, 05, 07:26 PM #61Originally Posted by Trinity alumAdvertisement
Last edited by ram95; Sep 29, 05 at 07:37 PM.
Sep 29, 05, 07:31 PM #62Originally Posted by thomam
Sep 29, 05, 07:40 PM #63Originally Posted by Oxnard
Sep 29, 05, 07:44 PM #64Originally Posted by ram95
Sep 29, 05, 07:48 PM #65Originally Posted by RowdyRedRam
Sep 29, 05, 07:55 PM #66
Originally Posted by ram95
- Join Date
- Nov 02
- Louisville; Mason, OH
I believe they have one more after this.
Sep 29, 05, 07:58 PM #67Originally Posted by RockPride
Sep 29, 05, 07:58 PM #68Originally Posted by ram95
We'll know for sure by the end of this year, Ram. If things go as planned, we will be in the new "Oxnard Stadium" (I'm still trying to raise the final $1,999,999 needed for naming rights ) in the fall of 2007, which means this WOULD be our last HOME game against Manual in Manual Stadium. Personally, I don't know whether to smile or cry .
Sep 29, 05, 08:00 PM #69I do! j/k... except for this week!
Sep 30, 05, 09:50 AM #70I have been very careful and cautious when posting on this thread because it is a topic that I feel very strongly about. I am aware that there are good people in the public school system and that the “powers to be” don’t speak for everyone, but that is often the perception. I couldn’t find a way to put into words what I believe is the problem with the public school athletic landscape until I read the paper today. You can find the following In the Readers’ Corner on page C3 of the Courier Journal.
“Open Enrollment Hurt School Pride, Athletics”
As I was driving to the Catholic high school at which I teach last week, I saw a group of about 36 young men out for their predawn run. It was our cross country team, and it was 7:20 a.m.
This work ethic has nothing to do with financial aid or geographical boundaries.
I noticed in the newspaper over the weekend that there were 96 students in the greater Louisville area who have been designated National Merit semifinalists. There were 34 young people from Manual but only 11 other students from the entire Jefferson County Public Schools system.
When the school board made the decision to go to basically an “open enrollment” policy, it created a few select schools but really diminished the neighborhood school concept and took away a lot of the pride that used to exist in the various neighborhoods.
I believe this concept has also diminished the quality of athletics throughout most of the JCPS system.
When I was coaching in the 1970s and ‘80’s at the school where I now teach, we always knew we were going to be in a tough contest against most of the public schools we faced. There was a pride in their community that showed up in their performance and in their crowd support.
The private schools did not take this pride away from the individual communities. We should not try to cut off the legs of the giant to be as tall. Maybe JCPS needs to look from within and work to get better, which used to be the American way of doing things.
I am happy to see that someone has finally introduced the elephant in the room.
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Sep 30, 05, 10:03 AM #71Originally Posted by tigershark
Sep 30, 05, 10:58 AM #72You need to read the article again. Your reply did not even touch on the main point of the Public School observation being made.
Sep 30, 05, 11:00 AM #73Originally Posted by tigershark
Sep 30, 05, 11:01 AM #74Originally Posted by ram95
That is exactly the point. That is what needs to be fixed, that way public school students won’t think twice about leaving the public school system.
Also I feel the majority of your reply dealt with the short comings of an individual school not the school system as a whole.
Sep 30, 05, 11:02 AM #75Originally Posted by tigershark