The Kentucky High School Athletics Associations crowned 34 state champions during the 2011-2012 school year.
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LP10i think that Kentucky should have 1A
split 2a in half(have half go to 1A and the other half go to 3A to make 2A)
and the private schools should have there own division
Tennessee does it, i don't know why we haven't?
professorI think we should give everyone a participation ribbon when they finish and as they walk out of the chute at State, Julian Tackett gives them a high-five and says, "You're a winner!"
LP10i'm a little confused, what does that have to do with anything???
teams like north oldham and south oldham will move up and run against teams like daviess county bowling green etc
and teams like assumption(st.xavier) sacred heart(trinity) dupont manual(if we consider them private, which they should be but i guess that's another argument) will have a chance to race against the top private schools in the lower divisions like st.henry sayre etc.
yea, well either way the current system isn't that either... guess you didn't realize that right?
lets make state just one big meet, i've never been against that
some schools and individuals that consider themselves "state champs" wouldn't survive with these 3A teams and also with some of these individuals in the smaller divisions
im not saying that this will actually change in kentucky, just a suggestion
oh yea, keep the sarcasm coming its fairly entertaining...
...right now we are almost giving out participation ribbons.
MOTMANActually, North Oldham is pretty small, they might move down
CoachMarkI guess if you live below the poverty line your kid just has to drop out of HS....or go to a private school and get a scholarship???
ChristianAdair@GoNavyBeatArmy if private schools only had students that paid full tuition, did not cherry pick kids from public schools by providing scholarships or are allowed to enroll out state students for athletic purposes... no one would think twice about competing against them and certainly not feel inferior to them....
DannoKanno In Louisville the privates are the best way to guarantee a good education and experience.
butlercoachxcDannoKanno In Louisville the privates are the best way to guarantee a good education and experience.
An obvious opinion phrased as fact. I have witnessed in my own classroom many, many private school kids that come into the public sector ill prepared for their grade level. If we are going to continue the bias comments with very little evidence to back up our statements, I suppose you will now claim it is a socioeconomic difference between the private school kids. Meaning, "I meant the east end private schools, not the second rate, inferior southwest end private schools".
ChristianAdairif private schools only had students that paid full tuition, did not cherry pick kids from public schools by providing scholarships or are allowed to enroll out state students for athletic purposes... no one would think twice about competing against them and certainly not feel inferior to them...
ChristianAdairI would love to coach at a school where I could choose from 600 boys and then sprinkle in a few more I personally recruited from other schools
DannoKannoDon't tell me I have no evidence and don't assume what my next comment will be.
CoachMarkOne is that the private schools almost universally have entrance exams and weed out the kids who would not make the cut, those kids go to public high schools.
runagainI'm a parent of two private school kids who are now out of high school (2010, 2012). My wife and I sunk well over $100k in their education, an expense we felt was well worth it based on the quality of education, and what no one here has mentioned, the religious education they received. I know of no runner, private or public school, that EVER was recruited OR received a scholarship. I'd love to hear that recruitment speech. Does it go something like this: "Dear Mr. and Mrs. Runner Parent, how about sending your great runner to our school so that he/she can help us nail down another state championship? Oh, by the way, it's going to cost you anywhere from $25k to $50k+...." A huge driver in why parents are willing to sacrifice to send their kids to the private schools is that, on average, the public system is broken. That statement is not meant to imply that every public school is broken, but in general, and on average, they are compared to private schools as a whole. For example, in Northern KY, I'd have no problem sending my kids to Beechwood, Highlands, or Walton Verona... all fine schools that prepare their kids extremely well for college. Here's a thought: Perhaps it is the academics that attract the kids to Highlands and Beechwood instead of the sports... despite each being athletic powerhouses in football. By the way, the metric I'm using is the percent of kids who graduate who are not prepared for college and have to take remedial classes in college at their/our expense. I've attached a link that will open your eyes if you haven't seen it before, and should frankly make you sick about the broken educational system we are paying for.
I always believed, and still do, that athletic competition better prepared athletes for real life and the ups and downs of a world that, let's be honest, is not always "fair and equal."
Darn, you are still my hero!!!!
professorChristianAdairI would love to coach at a school where I could choose from 600 boys and then sprinkle in a few more I personally recruited from other schools
And I'd love to get a bunch of Kenyans - in fact I don't even need the good ones, I'll take the sucky Kenyans who only run in the 17s or 18s. Of course, unless you'd like to name exactly who is getting recruited (as well as explain why you haven't turned in the offending coaches), I suppose I'll have to assume both of our statements relate more to Dream World than reality.
ChristianAdairI am in the same world, state and country you are in... duh... with a name like professor I expected a little more intelligence in to your reply's