Success matters both in the classroom and on the field

Commentary | September 6, 2006 | By John Burbank | Tacoma News Tribune

We have this fixation on WASL tests, but we also know that sports evens out the playing field for some kids left behind on exam day. It is an equal opportunity avenue for success and advancement. It is something every kid can be part of. We need to increase funding for sports, not cut that opportunity. So when we consider de-funding our public schools with Initiative 920, let's remember who we are hurting.

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