Re: The State of HS Basketball Slowly................

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Posted by Exception on September 25, 2017 at 10:24:47:

In Reply to: Re: The State of HS Basketball Slowly................ posted by Answer on September 25, 2017 at 09:26:44:

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: : : : : : School boards will do what the public is pressuring them to do....
: : : : : : Principals care about their "approval rating". If parents are putting pressure on admin, they feel the heat and will make changes. All a principal wants to do is protect their $140,000.00 a year job.

: : : : : How many parents are pressuring them to hire better coaches? A dozen? How many parents are pressuring them to improve standardized test scores? Probably 75% and up. Has it done any good? In any event, basketball coaching is really insignificant in the grand scheme of a high school education. And when you're strapped for cash, why should a school dole out money that benefits maybe 20 to 40 kids when they can't even keep their supply cabinets stocked?
: : : : Well I can tell you LAUSD doesn't care about their coaches or teams they give pennies to the coaches and then practically nothing as a budget.

: : : Try being a science teacher when you have nothing on a budget. They get to school at 6, leave at 5 and have to get ready for the next day at home. Most people don't care about the coaches or teams and it's likely that sometime in the next decade, there won't even be sports teams. It's what happens when you don't have money. If you want sports, go to a private. Lots of Catholic schools are fairly inexpensive but I'm sure people will find something to bitch about there as well.

: : "Lots of Catholic schools are fairly inexpensive..."

: : Where?

: : Please name some of these schools, that after tuition, fees, registration, books, ipad/notepad, etc. are less that $15K per year.

: : And most are closer to $20K.

: : How is that "fairly inexpensive" to 95% of families right now?

: If you're that talented an athlete, it won't cost anything to go to Windward.

: 15K is definitely not cheap but if you qualify financially, your tuitions go down to the 5k mark or below.

: So my question: how much do these same parents who are complaining about high school coaching spend on club basketball? Take that money and put it towards their education and that 15k looks like a bargain.

While Windward and some of the other privates will give drastically reduced/free tuition to ELITE players, this post is very general - the general lack of coaching/support provided by most schools, private and (mostly) public.

So again, for 95% of people, where are these "fairly inexpensive" schools? Because even if you qualify for FA, you still have to get into the school. For the independents, it may be harder academically, and for religious based schools, if you aren't of that faith, you are behind those that are.

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