Will Cutbacks of School Sports Hurt Student Attendance?

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Across the country schools are slashing extra curricular programs in order to balance the budgets of underfunded schools. Students who depend on athletic programs for college scholarship opportunities and those who just need a chance to excel in other areas of life may be discouraged by the absence of sports teams at their schools. Sports are more than just playing games, they give an opportunity to learn important life lessons such as cooperation, leadership, self discipline, good sportsmanship, and the ability to encourage others. Will the absence of school sports actuallydiscourage some students from regular attendance at school? Sports announcer and radio host Brian Snow examines the impact of school athletic programs on a student's future success in life. .

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