"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free." - President Ronald Reagan
Monday, January 26, 2009
Hooray for the Dallas Acadamy girls!
Let me say this:
1) I love sports because it's competitive. Somebody wins and somebody loses. It's great to watch. It was a lot of fun to play when I was young enough to go from first to third on a single.
2) As a former Little League coach, I understand that winning isn't everything either.
A couple of days ago, a local girls' basketball game became a national story:
"The story unfolded on Jan. 13, when The Covenant School's team overwhelmed Dallas Academy, 100-0, keeping the pressure on until it reached 100 points.
The game was played in an old North Dallas gym with few fans other than parents as witnesses.
No media were present.
But the score appeared in The Dallas Morning News the following day.
It wasn't until a story about the game appeared in The News that the world took notice.
"Dallas Academy restores the promise of full academic enrichment to students with learning differences.
Our staff establishes a meaningful connection with each student to overcome barriers to success.
Dallas Academy offers a structured multisensory program for students with diagnosed learning differences in grades 3-12.
We believe that structure and a caring, experienced staff are the main factors for success at the Academy.
The classes provide a quiet, nurturing environment to students who in the past have had trouble with concentration and short attention spans.
Many of these boys and girls are very frustrated and have not been successful in previous school settings.
The multisensory approach is especially beneficial to those students who have been diagnosed with dyslexia, dysgraphia, and other learning differences.
Total enrollment ranges between 140 and 145 students with the class size ranging from 8 to 13 students.
Dallas Academy is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and follows the current curriculum guidelines set by the Texas Education Agency.
By incorporating a strong curriculum, team sports, and a wide variety of extra curricular student activities, Dallas Academy strives to prepare our students for further study (80% to 90% of DA’s graduates attend 2- or 4-yr colleges) and, more importantly, a successful and satisfying life."
Again, fire the coach and punish Covenant in some meaningful way. Perhaps, they should not be allowed to play in the post season tournaments this year.