Monthly Archives: January 2007

In the January 19th issue of Early To Rise (http:/…

In the January 19th issue of Early To Rise (http://www.earlytorise.com/2007/01/19/has-the-public-school-system-failed-us.html) Michael Masterson proposes that our school system is failing to educate our children adequately for the twenty-first century. But instead of blaming the schools, he says it is the parent’s … Continue reading

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Another swim practice…something wrong…and some…

Another swim practice…something wrong…and something right! There are about twelve kids in the group. They are all ten to thirteen years old and have zero to two years swim experience. Which in swimming terms means they can swim but are … Continue reading

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Ringers

An interesting article in the SJ Mercury sports section. It’s about high school programs getting very talented athletes that have moved into the area because of an AAU or other off school program. The really scary thing was that many … Continue reading

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Kids in Sports

CNN recently did an article on Kids in Sports. It’s an interesting read and one that all paretns should read. Two items of note: In http://www.cnn.com/2006/HEALTH/08/20/PE.NCLB/index.html they state that 28% of kids are enrolled in PE. WOW. If that’s true, … Continue reading

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Mixing It Up

Two articles recently got me thinking… The first was about the San Jose State Spartan football team and the success they had this year (10-3 with a win in the post season). The coach (Dick Tomey) had them practicing at … Continue reading

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Local HS football team wins one

In the December 31 issue of the San Jose Mercury News there was a great article about a local football team’s struggle to deal with losing. The team was James Lick (Jim Plunkett’s alma mater) and hadn’t won a game … Continue reading

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