January 23rd, 2012
04:17 PM ET

No Sports, Just Academics

A school district in Texas is in danger of being shut down because of unacceptable academic performance.  So the district is taking "swift and drastic action":  It's cutting out school sports, taking the money it would've spent on them and using that money to improve student education.

We know that many of you believe sports are an important part of your school experience, whether you play or cheer or root from the sidelines.  But if a school system's goal is to improve its academics, would eliminating sports help?  ...and if not, what would?

Carl Azuz, Anchor


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