Friday, July 9, 2010

I'm a huge sports fan, can you tell?

When I think about pro basketball I think about the millions of people who pay money to watch these incredible athletes. Would these people complain if an extra $5 or $10 was tacked on to their ticket prices to go directly to schools?

Think about it, some pro basketball players earn enough to support a small school district.

Think about all the teachers you know, searching for jobs, or paying for school supplies out of their own paychecks.

Think about how some of these pro basketball players only "shot in life" was to become a pro basketball player because their socio-economic status placed them in a school with a high student to teacher ratio, with outdated books, if there was books at all.

Think about all their classmates who didn't make it.

Think about what that extra $5 or $10 tacked on the price of a ticket could do if it went to a struggling school district.

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