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Manistique schools reinstates band director

July 16, 2013

MANISTIQUE — The Manistique Area School Board took action to reinstate a part-time band director position and change school lunch prices at its meeting Monday night....

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Jul-16-13 1:29 PM

Some cultures, revered, respected admired those who better intellectual and fine-art skills, even more than the hunters, warriors, and gatherers.

One has to wonder . . .


Why not, first say goodbye to the jocks,

and spend time and money educating the less skillful….

This practice, would be more educationally meaningful when tax dollars and school revenues are at risk..

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Jul-16-13 1:30 PM

I pay tax dollars to support public schools,

so why doesn’t my son or my daughter get to play first string,

or even play at all?

My tax dollars weigh-in equally with the jocks’ parents dollars,

yet these people get the majority of the clock time.

One has to wonder,

if the shoe were on the other foot, and, where in academics,

only the brightest students got to participate in class, discussions or testing,

but lesser intellectually gifted students, because they weren’t as intelligently agile,

were left on the side-lines, and left as ‘fodder’ for the first-string to scrimmage against in intellectual contests ?

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Jul-16-13 1:32 PM

For too many years,

school districts, not JUST Manistique,

have seen fit to ‘eliminate’ anything that passes as ‘liberal or fine arts’.

NEVER, has there been a THREAT by administrative types

to dump coaches, or jock programs,

even though many students ‘try-out’, fill the drill-day body counts,

but NEVER GET TO PLAY, except when the BOYS, strike-out or foul-out !

All high-school athletic programs should be intramural centered,

EVERYONE gets to play, not just the CHOSEN FEW !

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