This comment was by Bill, on the post “Our Schools Are Failing: Why We Need to Engage Boys Where They Are”
The question I would raise, though, with all due respect is why all children should be forced to participate in sports in the first place. Why is this necessary? Should all children be forced to play band instruments, take ballet lessons, or participate in games of chess; or isn’t this a matter of personal preference? The point is not to detract from anyone’s enjoyment of sport, but simply to not subject nonathletic students to pointless humiliation and bullying. The assumption seems to have been made for generations that participation in sports is absolutely vital for boys and that those who choose to not participate in them are somehow deficient. I respectfully but adamantly disagree.
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