I have always encouraged my kids to participate in an extracurricular activity at school in addition to their academics. I feel that this helps to create a well rounded individual. I have one in college now that is pursuing a teaching degree. This all due to teachers and coaches she had in school. I have a child in HS now that participates in a sport. His coach makes sure that academics comes first by providing a study hall for them before practice. My point being that teachers, coaches, band directors, etc. should set an example for the young lives that they are involved with on a daily basis. Tim Price said that he has been teaching and filling out these kind of forms for what, 28 years. Then he should know exactly how the drill goes. The playing dumb act didn't work. I just hate that it was this young man that they made the example out of. The TSSAA made the decision they felt they had to. If the principal would have punished him for the whole Soddy Daisy mishap this may have never happened, because he said he would have quit. The principal should have called his bluff. By saying all of that, educators and coaches need to set an example for the students and student athletes.
I was reviewing some of the previous comments and having a nice chuckle at all of the grammar errors. This just proves that the entire school system is in dire need of repair. Honestly folks, do you read your comments before you post?
I believe the most sensible and intelligent comment that has been made was by SavartiTN. Thank you for actually saying what needs to be said. All the bickering amongst everyone is truly not necessary. If the comments that were being posted made any sense it may truly be a useful debate, however it just a bunch of namecalling. Again, thank you SavartiTN.