Here, from Muskegon-based Education Action Group in late August, is a different route to the same opinion we have about participation fees – so-called “pay-for-play.”
[Read the rest of this article...]
Several times each week that the Michigan Legislature is in session, our legislative liaison office sends the MHSAA and its other clients a list of new bills that have been introduced. And I alternate between being depressed and infuriated with what I read.
After four seasons on a voluntary basis, in 1997, the MHSAA adopted a mandatory weight monitoring program with a nutrition education component for interscholastic wrestling . . . A remaining point of contention is the “home weigh-in” option for schools during the regular season.
When my wife was going through items her 89-year-old mother had kept prior to her death, she discovered a yellow butterfly-shaped ashtray my wife had made as a Brownie in the 1950s. Can you imagine that? We had young girls making ashtrays!
An essential characteristic of school-sponsored sports programs is that student-athletes earn the privilege of participation on their school teams by maintaining adequate academic progress in their schools’ classrooms.
Each October for 32 consecutive years, the MHSAA has hosted a series of meetings across the state called “Update Meetings,” an opportunity for school representatives to review recent changes as well as proposals for change that are working their way through the organization’s governing structure.
That football is a more popular spectator sport than gardening has many obvious explanations. One of the less obvious but more compelling reasons may be discovered in this quote from Michael Pollan’s Second Nature – A Gardener’s Education:
America’s daily newspapers are struggling to stay in business. Some have been reduced in size; some in frequency. Some have ceased print versions and are only found online; some have ceased to exist altogether.
From the Director is the official MHSAA Blog which will touch on pertinent school sports topics periodically throughout the school year from various MHSAA Staff.