Behind the Headline: Have Sports Teams Brought Down America’s Schools?

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Academic Value of Non-Academics
Winter 2012| Education Next

“American high schools lavish more time and money on sports than on math,” notes Elizabeth Kolbert, an observation backed up by Amanda Ripley”s new book, The Smartest Kids in the World. But is that why test scores for American students are so low?

June Kronholz wrote about the academic value of sports and other extracurricular activities in the Winter 2012 issue of Education Next.

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