Re: Let them play

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Posted by td on January 22, 2021 at 10:05:35:

In Reply to: Re: Let them play posted by The Real Reason on January 21, 2021 at 14:39:51:

: : : : : : : :Governor Newsome won't listen . What's wrong with him ? Good Sports rally yesterday.

: : : : : : I agree with you and have been optimistic. So many states are playing high school, junior college and college sports (including CA) But the teachers union is so strong and gives so much money to Newsom and the Dems that I'm convinced now there will be no basketball season. It's a shame the adults have to ruin it for the kids.

: : : : : : Teachers Unions don't care about Sports !

: : : : Lets look at it from a teachers perspective(specially the older teachers without young kids)- no real expectations, no way to be evaluated, work 1/2 of the day, no commute, freedom to do other things during the work day, claim you aren't good at technology and get a pass for poor effort.......oh and get PAID THE EXACT SAME AMOUNT. Why would they ever want to go back. Find a way with all the money given to districts to create a bonus for on campus teachers and watch how many would come back. No reason to come back, the only ones that want to come back are the coaches because we have a deeper relationship and feeling of responsibility to our players than a teacher does to a student. We spend more time with our players than our own kids so it has nothing to do with money, its our family. My rant is over.

: : : Great rant! Better yet, tell the teachers come back to the classroom or NO pay and see how quickly they come back. Of course it would never happen because the teachers are so "worried" about getting sick. And I'm sure they are not going to the grocery store, Target, Costco, etc

: : Teachers would see further cutbacks if already-strained school budgets were used towards sports right now. Sales tax measures won't produce as much revenue as expected to maintain school budgets, because of Covid. Can't have fans because of Covid. Fundraising is also harder.

: : Club ball fellas...

: No cut backs, the districts just got a bunch of money from the feds and the state that they are sitting on because they don't want to use it to covid proof the school in hopes everything returns to normal next school year. The high performing kids are still performing, sped kids are being offered on campus learning to cover the districts legal bases, the middle of the road kid is the one who is getting the raw end of the deal. Sales tax may be down but I'm pretty sure housing prices and property taxes have gone up. A majority of schools budgets comes from property tax, state grants and Fed money not sales tax.

All that is true, but public schools will not operate sports at a loss with no chance of breaking even, and there won't be enough fans to do that. That federal money isn't granted to host sporting events.

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