Texas Ed: Comments on Education from Texas

May 4, 2007

Be sure to duck when you ask

Filed under: sports — texased @ 6:33 pm

San Antonio Megachurch Pushing for Ability to Play for State Championships | WOAI.COM: San Antonio News

Texas is one of only three states with separate athletic championships for public and private schools. TAPPS has about 250 member schools. The UIL has about 1,300.

Public school officials and state lawmakers have long fought to keep private schools out of the UIL, fearing the private schools could recruit athletes and bend other rules.

Now I know that Texas has a long and proud tradition of doing things it’s own way but would it be too much to ask how it is that 47 other states are able to manage combining public and private school championships? Probably. You may as well ask Texans to evaluate the actual benefits of high school athletics to the public systems while you’re at it.

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  1. […] Education:  TexasEd is a site by a Texas home schooler, but which spends a lot of time looking at education policy in Texas, generally — a good site during a legislative session, as demonstrated by this short post on attempts by private schools to get the state to pay for athletic …. […]

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