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Re: Prep School Decisionsa.

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A better game would be Lacrosse and their 50 man college rosters. You tell me if you took every D-3 running back, CB, TE, QB, LB, safety . . . college football recruit from the inner city and handed then a stick their junior year of high school if that sport wouldn\\\\\\\'t change in less than 5 years. Country club boys play it while you can, athletes might just be coming!
I have no doubt this could happen but again I wonder how much interest there is for the sport?

Soccer and track get more interest than lax and baseball in most inner-city schools.
This conversation is picking up some racial undertones, so let\'s ease up a bit. Not all African American athletes are in the inner city, not all white athletes are from country clubs.

LAX and track are never going to supplant the Big 3 sports among inner city athletes. There\'s too little pro money to be attractive. The goal of the inner city athlete isn\'t college. College is a hindrance more than anything.
Dude are you for real?? You say there is a racial undertone and then suggest that academics are a hindrance to the inner city athlete. Ok
The impact of inner city socioeconomics aren't bounded by race. You could accuse me of being a snob by saying that kids from inner city schools are less likely to go to college, if it weren't consistent with pretty much every study ever done.

Re: Prep School Decisionsa.

anon
Anon
anon
Anon
anon
A better game would be Lacrosse and their 50 man college rosters. You tell me if you took every D-3 running back, CB, TE, QB, LB, safety . . . college football recruit from the inner city and handed then a stick their junior year of high school if that sport wouldn\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'t change in less than 5 years. Country club boys play it while you can, athletes might just be coming!
I have no doubt this could happen but again I wonder how much interest there is for the sport?

Soccer and track get more interest than lax and baseball in most inner-city schools.
This conversation is picking up some racial undertones, so let\\'s ease up a bit. Not all African American athletes are in the inner city, not all white athletes are from country clubs.

LAX and track are never going to supplant the Big 3 sports among inner city athletes. There\\'s too little pro money to be attractive. The goal of the inner city athlete isn\\'t college. College is a hindrance more than anything.
Dude are you for real?? You say there is a racial undertone and then suggest that academics are a hindrance to the inner city athlete. Ok
The impact of inner city socioeconomics aren't bounded by race. You could accuse me of being a snob by saying that kids from inner city schools are less likely to go to college, if it weren't consistent with pretty much every study ever done.
You are grouping every African American kid in one category, ala " AAU" type athletes. That professor is down rght racist and pretty comical considering you scolded another for speaking accurately. So Mr Fancy pants take your fancy talk and your fake studies and head down to the cape

Re: Prep School Decisionsa.

Truth is if you are a middle class white family and your kid is a B+ student and plays 2-3 sports you have no shot at affording prep school. You end up making to much for good financial, but if you are poor as dirt and have some behavioral problems, then you have a good chance at getting in and getting the grant you need. System is broken, but diversity is what they are looking for...GO BOY SCOUTS!

Re: Prep School Decisionsa.

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Truth is if you are a middle class white family and your kid is a B+ student and plays 2-3 sports you have no shot at affording prep school. You end up making to much for good financial, but if you are poor as dirt and have some behavioral problems, then you have a good chance at getting in and getting the grant you need. System is broken, but diversity is what they are looking for...GO BOY SCOUTS!
Dirt poor and a stud athlete, good student and character with great potential then yes, they will many times give you a lit of aid. Behavoral problems? Not so much!! Unless it is a specialized school which typically are not the ones with strong athletic programs.

Something tells me you were not pleased with your awards package?

Re: Prep School Decisionsa.

Anon
anon
Truth is if you are a middle class white family and your kid is a B+ student and plays 2-3 sports you have no shot at affording prep school. You end up making to much for good financial, but if you are poor as dirt and have some behavioral problems, then you have a good chance at getting in and getting the grant you need. System is broken, but diversity is what they are looking for...GO BOY SCOUTS!
Dirt poor and a stud athlete, good student and character with great potential then yes, they will many times give you a lit of aid. Behavoral problems? Not so much!! Unless it is a specialized school which typically are not the ones with strong athletic programs.

Something tells me you were not pleased with your awards package?
Luckily we did receive what we needed right on the number but so many good kids/ families did not. 25-30k is impossible for any middle class family.

Re: Prep School Decisionsa.

Going back a few weeks in this thread, but I love how people think that simply sitting in class with future power brokers at a prep school is somehow going to help your son's career. The same way playing on a team with a D1 commit is going to make your player more attractive to an NHL team. You either have the skills and the drive to succeed or you don't, in sports and in business.

Re: Prep School Decisionsa.

Very true!