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July 02, 2008

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Mike O'Brien

The fact that public schools are so concerned about the appearance of their football fields is disturbing because it reflects a growing trend in this country to place more emphasis on sports than on the more cerebral activities that will enable future generations to compete with their counter parts around the globe. For years ball fields were not expected to remain green throughout the football season, but were typically restored in time for baseball season. The entire subject brings into question the wisdom of spending almost a million dollars for something so trivial at a time when the average property owner is struggling just to stay even.

Mike O'Brien

The fact that public schools are so concerned about the appearance of their football fields is disturbing because it reflects a growing trend in this country to place more emphasis on sports than on the more cerebral activities that will enable future generations to compete with their counter parts around the globe. For years ball fields were not expected to remain green throughout the football season, but were typically restored in time for baseball season. The entire subject brings into question the wisdom of spending almost a million dollars for something so trivial at a time when the average property owner is struggling just to stay even.

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