Why can't the public school powers that be get this one through their thick skulls?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ladiesbballcoach
    Also, don't think there are not some politics being played. There are some local superintendents, board members, principals that are probably feeling heat from the local community and this is a method to get that heat off of them. I don't have any evidence to support it but it would not surprise me either.
    You bring up a good point, politics. Educators in the heavily Catholic parts of the state had better pay attention to what is going on here. I will make this vow. Any polititian that doesn't act to stop this know nothing assault on our children will feel my wrath at the ballot box. And I suspect that a lot of other Catholic voters will remember too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by garrardgnat
    ?????????????? Move or remove the countylines? Put the Garrard line just west of the Danville city limits and put LexCath and any of your other faves on our schedule, guru. I understand your point, but be careful. I'm sure you don't want your beloved private schools having to compete for athletes on a level playing field. That's something they've never had to do previously and likely they couldn't stand up on such a plane.

    My point is everyone should have open enrollment then in this area the playing field is level for everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoBigRed
    Well, is it guru? Us rural people with no population to draw from don't really stand to benefit from something like that as much as the heavily populated areas.

    Then how in the world is eliminating the private schools going to improve your football program?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoBigRed
    Well, is it guru? Us rural people with no population to draw from don't really stand to benefit from something like that as much as the heavily populated areas.
    Then move to the city.

    But I am sure you don't want to do that because you like it where you are at. You probably like country living and lower taxes (me too by the way).

    My point is, there are benefits to living in an urban area and there are benefits to living in the country and you have to take the good with the bad.

    On a side issue, I never hear these complaints coming out of Boyle County.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoBigRed
    Well, is it guru? Us rural people with no population to draw from don't really stand to benefit from something like that as much as the heavily populated areas.
    I'm curious how many great football players Mayfield has lost to the predators at X & Trinity??

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru
    On a side issue, I never hear these complaints coming out of Boyle County.
    What's the nearest private school that has a good football team?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoBigRed
    I doubt many 8th grade kids or high school kids choose the school they go to, that is more of a parental or other decision. If you left it up to the kids, a lot of them would choose sports over academics, unless that has changed since I was in school.
    Some parents definitely chose the school their child attends and some have choices. I had the option to go to my district school, which was Louisville Eastern High School or Trinity or X. I chose to attend Trinity because I thought it more to offer.
    What we're seeing in Jefferson County, through open enrollment in high schools, is kids choosing to attend schools outside of their traditional district due to the various magnets in JCPS. There was a recent article in the CJ about a young man who chose to attend Shawnee HS over Western HS because Shawnee has an aviation magnet. So at least in Jefferson County, many kids and parents are looking at the options schools provide and choosing to go out of their traditional districts.
    So if/when the privates get voted out, and Male and Manual win the next 10 state championships, Sears and his cronies will next seek to vote out Jeff Co. Schools because we have less "defined" boundaries and an unfair advantage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoBigRed
    I am not talking about my football program, I am talking about a football program like Graves County, which is real close to Mayfield. The nearest and largest city in all of western Ky, and I am talking west of the lakes, is Paducah. You give them open enrollment and nothing changes, maybe a couple of graves kids would then go to Paducah Tilghman cause they have had a traditionally good team so in the long run open enrollment would probably hurt a lot of rural schools.

    I'll ask again, then...how is eliminating the private schools from post-season play going to change even one tiny thing about how well a school is doing in football?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cshs81
    What's the nearest private school that has a good football team?
    I suppose LexCath but I would have to get a map out.

    My point with Boyle is they were able to use the talent from their rural area and compete just fine and in this case we are taking about what comes in, not what comes out. My position is there is plenty of talent around rural KY, it just needs to be developed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cshs81
    What's the nearest private school that has a good football team?
    Lex Cath. which is not that far of a drive. But that doesn't matter. Boyle and Danville regularly compete and beat schools like Highlands and Lou. Holy Cross on the varsity level and T and X on frosh and jv levels. Win or lose they don't complain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockmom
    I'll ask again, then...how is eliminating the private schools from post-season play going to change even one tiny thing about how well a school is doing in football?

    That's a great question RM and I don't have the answer, but just think of all of those players/parents and how strong their "self esteem" will be. :devil:

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    Quote Originally Posted by INMOTION
    That's a great question RM and I don't have the answer, but just think of all of those players/parents and how strong their "self esteem" will be. :devil:
    And that's all that matters. Participation medals for everyone!

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