Behind the Headline: The Case Against High School Sports

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The Case Against High School Sports
October 2013 | The Atlantic

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Academic Value of Non-Academics
Winter 2012| Education Next

In the Atlantic, Amanda Ripley notes that the U.S. routinely spends more money on high school sports than high school math, yet we wonder why we lag in international education rankings. (The article grows out of her new book, The Smartest Kids in the World.)

June Kronholz wrote about the academic value of sports and other extracurricular activities in the Winter 2012 issue of Education Next.

Research by Jay Greene and Dan Bowen has found that high schools that devote more energy to athletic success also tend to produce more academic success.

-Education Next

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