Participation in school sports is a civil right

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    Schools have to accept the disabled on their teams.

    Sports are a civil right for disabled, US says - Yahoo! News

    Federal laws, including the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, require states to provide a free public education to all students and bans schools that receive federal funds from discriminating against students with disabilities. Going further, the new directive from the Education Department's civil rights division explicitly tells schools and colleges that access to interscholastic, intramural and intercollegiate athletics is a right.

    Title XI destroyed many school sports programs. This might just finish them off.
     
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    The way i see it... everyone has a civil right to an education.

    Education does not include.....sports. I have zero issue with all sports programs ending and the money used elsewhere.
     
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    Sports programs MAKE more money for schools than they cost. I can hardly wait until Notre Dame has football players in wheelchairs or some unfortunate retarded player running the wrong way on the field.
     
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    Actually, considering todays more sedentary youth, education has to include sports.

    That being said, forcing a team to take on someone who cannot play the sport is wrong. What is the diffrence between cutting someone who cant throw because they suck at it, and cutting a person who can't throw because they have no arms?
     
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    School is for education not sports.
     
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    sports is part of an education, at least participating in it.

    And if rooting for a team helps bring in $$ via alumi as well as enrollment, whats the harm?

    Sports also allow a small percentage of the population to earn tons of money, which is a good thing.
     
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    and where does parental responsibility come in to that equation of getting kids off of their asses?


    How about a gym full of an aerobic class..... that will get everyone psychically fit and everyone can participate.

    sports are not necessary.
     
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    Som schools make money on their sports.
    Does you local elementary school? Middle school? High school?

    the local Tennis team makes millions for our high school?
     
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    How about a fair distribution of the scoring so that no one wins or loses. They just get to play.
     
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    They're free to try out just like anyone else interested in a sport, and subject to being cut for inability to perform just like anyone else.

    "So, you wanna give it a go for one of the wide receiver spots, huh? Okay, it'd be a lot easier if you had two legs, but give it your best shot..."
     
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