The United States routinely spends more tax dollars per high-school athlete than per high-school math student - unlike most countries worldwide.
Using sports to tempt kids into getting an education feels dangerously old-fashioned. America has not found a way to dramatically improve its children’s academic performance over the past 50 years, but other countries have - and they are starting to reap the economic benefits.
Only 40 percent of seniors participate in high-school athletics
77 percent of American students graduate from high school, only about 2 percent of whom receive athletic scholarships to college
How much money is being spent locally on high school athletics to serve how many? Should local school systems be audited to ensure the bang for the buck?
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