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PUYALLUP: Sports given too much emphasis

Letter by Andy Asmussen, Puyallup on April 14, 2014 at 3:41 pm | No Comments »
April 14, 2014 3:41 pm

Re: “Puyallup 9th-graders ready for prep sports” (TNT, 4-8).

On a recent episode of “Wheel of Fortune,” a university student was unable to pronounce the word “Achilles,” even when all the letters had appeared. But not recognizing the final word, the student pronounced “Achilles” as if it were something similar to a hot pepper, pronouncing it as, ‘”A-chill-ese.”

Indicative of how good an education even those who have reached university are receiving, I had to ask just how important education really is for all our Puyallup students, given the Puyallup School Board and the upper administration’s latest appropriation and spending of $358,000 per year so a very few ninth-grade students can compete in an expanded ninth-through-12th-grade JV program – and a fast track to a possible university sports-related scholarship.

Just goes to show where our schools are putting their most important priorities.

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