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Wallace: Student-Athletes Held to Higher Standard

January 20, 2013

WHEELING — The case of two Steubenville High School student-athletes charged with rape has many questioning the treatment of athletes inside the classroom and within the community, but longtime......

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Jan-21-13 8:53 PM

I do not see where student athletes are held to higher standard. If anything, it seems that they are pushed through the system with their athletic talents. Not a favor to anybody.

Dyingov- Agree, both parents have to work to survive. That is not going to get any better either.

Well spoken Displaced. I dont know where the guy is coming from.

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Jan-21-13 10:54 AM

my mom raised four of us by herself.not on welfare.three of us have physical jobs and the other is the president in a large credit union out west.we all turned out well.we all have good work ethics.the older kids took care of the younger ones back then[1960's and early 70's].the oldest turned out to be the president of that credit union.she assumed a lot of responsibility at an early age taking care of us.what a great sister.

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Jan-20-13 11:49 AM

"Parenting is weaker today than it's ever been," he said. "Parents seem for whatever reason to be less equipped, and as a result, it makes it difficult for them to hold their children to high standards. And there are more environmental seductions for young people today than ever before."

Maybe it has something to do with 2 parents "required" to work! When my children have homework it is 98% of the time in science/math.....

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Jan-20-13 9:37 AM

this guy must have led a sheltered players are lucky to be able to read.teachers give them the grades that they need to play ball.been going on can bullspit some of the people some of the time.we don't believe most of this crap.time to get the boots out.

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Jan-20-13 8:56 AM

If Terry Wallace really believes that those in prep athletics are not benefiting from a so-called "free pass, and "are held to a higher standard than the average student", then he has his head buried so far up his rectum that even the most skilled proctological surgeon will not be able to help. Really Terry???

And he now serves as a "senior fellow at the Institute for Innovation in Education at West Liberty University."

With people like him entrenched in the education system for over 40 years, it's no wonder WV schools are in such a poor academic state.

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Jan-20-13 7:21 AM

We need evidenced based programs which includes mandatory parental involvement for at risk youth. Drugs and alcohol, sexual assault, violence, bullying, truancy, etc, but also kids who lack social skills, depression, those suffering from loss and poor adjustment to family change, those bullied, etc. Parents arent dealing well, how can we expect youth to.

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Jan-20-13 7:13 AM

I tend to think that athletes often have a sense of entitlement, however, it is probably true that sports have saved many kids that would also be lost.

Are youth seem to be more violent in general than ever, from rape to mass killings in schools, there is certainly many displays of lack of respect for human life.

Its the schools job to educate kids, not raise them. Rather than increase resource officers and counselors in schools, it would seem that the counselors and resource officers that we already had would have the ability to make referrals for at risk youth (everything from bullying, social problems, violence,) and stream them into a program that is mandatory and after school hours, where parents are required to attend as well in a parent teaching group.

The family is weaker than ever and parents seem to either minimize behavior or over-react to situations. I think its time to try something different. What we are currently doing is clearly not working.

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