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2016-09-08 / Opinion

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In response to the first

In response to the first letter about coaches and athletics, I think it is more important to be known for academics than athletics. As a Duke alum, I love Duke basketball. But I am much happier that Duke was, and is known for superior academics, as should be all our schools. Ohio State is known for its football team and known for some of its academic programs, but look at its graduation rate. Currently, I work at a Division I university that is usually tied for the best graduation rate among all Division I schools, and even here we have to work hard to make sure athletics don't abscond our true purpose. I would not mind seeing athletics at high school and colleges go to a purely intramural model. When I was a senior at CAHS, the teacher of our P.O.D. missed about one-third of our class meetings because he was also the high school athletic director. I am an idealist, but I put academics before all sports.
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