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10 minutes ago, Voice of Reason said:
MISSION STATEMENT

Bowling Green City Schools is committed to high academic expectations and extracurricular opportunities and in an inclusive, caring, safe, and healthy environment. 

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Does the action taken by the Bowling Green school board align with their mission statement?

In what way does it not?

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11 minutes ago, Voice of Reason said:
MISSION STATEMENT

Bowling Green City Schools is committed to high academic expectations and extracurricular opportunities and in an inclusive, caring, safe, and healthy environment. 

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Does the action taken by the Bowling Green school board align with their mission statement?

On the surface it doesn't appear so. 

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Just now, colonel-fan said:

In what way does it not?

They are restricting opportunity. 

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6 minutes ago, colonel-fan said:

In what way does it not?

 

5 minutes ago, theguru said:

They are restricting opportunity. 

I agree.

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Did they play or not? I think they had their opportunities. Nearly everyone has suffered to some degree over the past 14 months. Some suffered the ultimate price. Many lost jobs. Why do we have to coddle these kids who actually got their season in. Did they get as much exposure as they would like, probably not. Did they suffer more than everyone else? Probably not. Suck it up, life is hard. Better to learn that now, and use it as motivation. 

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1 minute ago, TyroneBigsby said:

Did they play or not? I think they had their opportunities. Nearly everyone has suffered to some degree over the past 14 months. Some suffered the ultimate price. Many lost jobs. Why do we have to coddle these kids who actually got their season in. Did they get as much exposure as they would like, probably not. Did they suffer more than everyone else? Probably not. Suck it up, life is hard. Better to learn that now, and use it as motivation. 

In large part I agree with this too, I am definitely conflicted. 

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22 minutes ago, TyroneBigsby said:

Did they play or not? I think they had their opportunities. Nearly everyone has suffered to some degree over the past 14 months. Some suffered the ultimate price. Many lost jobs. Why do we have to coddle these kids who actually got their season in. Did they get as much exposure as they would like, probably not. Did they suffer more than everyone else? Probably not. Suck it up, life is hard. Better to learn that now, and use it as motivation. 

This is basically where I'm at. Life is a whole big bunch of unfair. One of my uncles said recently, "I got drafted. Do I get any re-do years for anything?" Kinda struck a chord for me. Sometimes things just don't go the way you want them to. There's a big life lesson in that, and I think basically the entire world, literally, got a taste of that life lesson in 2020.

As far as re-doing a year, I'll say what I said elsewhere at some point...I get it if a parent wants to take their kindergartener, 1st grader, or 2nd grader and have them repeat. Most of those kids spent basically a year of school in the stage where they're trying to put together the basics of reading, writing & arithmetic and they were stuck trying to do all of that remotely from a computer screen at their kitchen table. That's FAR less than ideal for putting together the building blocks of education.

That said, well, Kentucky schools are allowing a re-do year, like it or not. Sitting and shaking our fists at the sky and wailing and gnashing our teeth isn't going to stop that. School districts get to decide whether or not they want to take part in SSYP. Talking to a couple of principals and administrators in the last handful of weeks certainly gave me some insight as to why a school district would want to not participate in SSYP. On the flip side, I can certainly see why some kids and their families - particularly talented athletes - would see a whole lot of upside to having another year to play on the prep level and try to gain exposure for recruiting. If it's legal, it's legal. I'm not gonna give them a hard time for taking advantage of a situation that benefits them.

Fair? Probably not. Basically nothing that's come out of this mother scratching COVID thing has been fair. Trying to make it fair is basically an exercise in futility, if you ask me, but that's just one man's opinion.

It is what it is.

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3 minutes ago, Colonels_Wear_Blue said:

This is basically where I'm at. Life is a whole big bunch of unfair. One of my uncles said recently, "I got drafted. Do I get any re-do years for anything?" Kinda struck a chord for me. Sometimes things just don't go the way you want them to. There's a big life lesson in that, and I think basically the entire world, literally, got a taste of that life lesson in 2020.

As far as re-doing a year, I'll say what I said elsewhere at some point...I get it if a parent wants to take their kindergartener, 1st grader, or 2nd grader and have them repeat. Most of those kids spent basically a year of school in the stage where they're trying to put together the basics of reading, writing & arithmetic and they were stuck trying to do all of that remotely from a computer screen at their kitchen table. That's FAR less than ideal for putting together the building blocks of education.

That said, well, Kentucky schools are allowing a re-do year, like it or not. Sitting and shaking our fists at the sky and wailing and gnashing our teeth isn't going to stop that. School districts get to decide whether or not they want to take part in SSYP. Talking to a couple of principals and administrators in the last handful of weeks certainly gave me some insight as to why a school district would want to not participate in SSYP. On the flip side, I can certainly see why some kids and their families - particularly talented athletes - would see a whole lot of upside to having another year to play on the prep level and try to gain exposure for recruiting. If it's legal, it's legal. I'm not gonna give them a hard time for taking advantage of a situation that benefits them.

Fair? Probably not. Basically nothing that's come out of this mother scratching COVID thing has been fair. Trying to make it fair is basically an exercise in futility, if you ask me, but that's just one man's opinion.

It is what it is.

Great summation CWB.

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Imagine that, another violation, we are done with this thread for now too. 

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