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ENC1102 - Topic Guide - BC Online

About School Sports

" High school sports enjoys widespread loyalty and respect. But there are growing concerns that it is not immune from the drug and academic scandals that have hit college and pro teams in recent years. There are also concerns about exploitation of young athletes and the increasing incidents of “trash talking” and other displays of poor sportsmanship. Indeed, there are even those who challenge the notion that, if nothing else, high school athletics “builds character.” (CQ Researcher)

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  • Have kids sports become too competitive?
  • Does youth sports build character?
  • Have parents become too involved in their childrens' sports?
  • Is too much emphasis put on high school sports over academics?
  • Generally speaking, do you think that the benefits of participating in high school sports outweigh the risks of injury? Explain your reasoning.
  • Are high school athletes held to the same academic standards as non-athletes?
  • Should high school athletes be drug tested?

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