There must have some very heavy duty crack smoking over at the Las Vegas Sun this past weekend. First, you had Patrick Coolican writing a column on Saturday that clearly lack clear thought and intelligent thought when he wrote about Monsignor Kevein McAuliffe who was sentenced to 37 months in prison for theft.
Earlier today, Karoun Demirjian wrote a puff piece about Crybaby Harry Reid. The story was so one sided that Crybaby Reid press office could not have wrote the article any better.
And now, the Las Vegas Sun editorial board comes up with about the strangest and stupidest editorial in some time. They write about how some CCSD students cannot make it to sports practice becase the lack of busing by CCSD.
From the editorial: Jocelyn Jordan commutes to Western High School to play for the girls’ basketball team because her school doesn’t have a squad. As Sun sports editor Ray Brewer reported, sometimes she makes it on time, sometimes she doesn’t.
Jordan, a sophomore at Northwest Career Technical Academy, is at the mercy of public transit. Her journey requires her to catch two buses; she sometimes jogs in at the end of practice because of a late bus.
When practice or games are over, which can be well into the evening, it’s back to the bus stop to go home. She tries to do her homework on the bus so she isn’t up too late after finally getting home....
That is a commendable attitude. It certainly isn’t easy for a student to try to juggle school and a sport, particularly when she knows she won’t be home until late and may still have to cram in homework. It makes for long days and not much sleep.
That’s hardly a recipe for student success, and not too long ago, students had a better option. The Clark County School District used to provide bus service to help students who were staying late for extracurricular activities but that service was ended about a decade ago in a round of budget cutting....
Sports and extracurricular activities are an important part of a student’s education. Involvement in activities helps students connect with the school. They also teach important lessons that can’t be replicated in a classroom — consider the friendships found among teammates or the bonds formed when students come together in a club to accomplish a task.
Without lessening the importance of academic achievement, life is much more than filling out the right bubble on a standardized test. Any turnaround won’t be complete until students have the opportunity to receive a well-rounded education, and that includes the ability to participate in sports and extracurricular activities.
And sometimes that includes help getting there. http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2012/jan/15/education-should-include-opportunities-sports-acti/?hpop
As usual, the Sun editioral finds a supposed problem but they don't come with a solution nor do they find out a way to pay for the problem. Typical mentally challenged lliberalism.
Further, they Sun is factually wrong. There are some schools that do offer activity buses after school. For instance the school my kids attend have an activity bus, which leaves their school at 4:00 to drop off kids involved in activities at their school.
But what the Sun advocates is just about impossible. The example they use, the student-athlete who travels from Northwest Career Tech to Western H.S. to play basketball and then either walks or takes a bus home. So, how many kids travel from Northwestern Tech to Western to play sports? 2, 3 or 10? Is the Sun seriously saying that the school district should provide a bus for a couple of kids is cost effective? And then provide another bus to take her home?
From the editorial: As part of that effort, school officials should find a way to provide students the opportunity to participate in sports and extra curricular activities by offering some sort of way home.
Miss Jordan doesn't even go to Western, so why does Western owe her a ride home?
So, if CCSD does provide activity bus service, where will the Sun get the money? Would they fire some teachers to provide the service? Would they cut down on maintenance? Where would they get the money?
The Sun and liberals great at pointing out problems but when it gets down and dirty, like finding out how to pay for the problem, they hide under a rock and don't offer solutions.
When Michael Savage says liberalism is a mental disease, this editorial in addition to the articles from Coolican and Demirjian confirms it.
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