Posted by Cycle on December 06, 2016 at 11:15:37:
In Reply to: Re: Soft Kids go to Private School posted by Agree on December 06, 2016 at 09:49:14:
: : : : Why do so many kids that go to a private school eventually crumble when they go on to college? Because they are SOFT. They have been sheltered and given everything by all these so called travel aka wanna be agent coaches and they crumble when they are faced with a real life problem.
: : : : Let your kids go to the school in the hood to the home school they belong to. Change your school culture and community don't run from it. Hold principals and coaches accountable.
: : : : This was a PSA from The Tough Guy
: : : This was nonsense.
: : Of course it was. What did you expect from a person who posts a message with the name "Tough Guy"?
: I actually agree with every word he said. If you want to keep these kids at their local public schools then work hard to improve the culture and conditions of the school. get an AD that knows what the they are doing, not someone that is there just to collect a $3,000 pay check and do nothing. Hire a coach that takes sports and education seriously, and most importantly, hire someone that actually puts the kids ahead of themselves. lots of horrible coaches out there. if you're an AD and know nothing about sports, like most of them, ask around and do your research before you trust a person with your program.
The problem is breaking the cycle.
I don't know anyone who doesn't want to improve their local school in every way - academically, athletically, socially, safety, etc. But that takes time and effort.
However, if you have the opportunity to send your kid to a nice private school rather than have them be the one to start the improvement, most people will choose private.
Because the efforts you put in to make the local school better will benefit the children who follow.
Not saying either is right or wrong, just making comment/observation.
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