Monday, June 28, 2010

Misplaced priorities in education.

A private Delaware school, the Red Lion Christian Academy, has been accused of athletic recruiting and playing violations. Then again we shouldn't be surprised given the nature of the school and the parents who choose it. The attitudes of the parents are amazing, one is proud to call herself a "helicopter parent", and the article continues, "Another parent, Michelle Hoffman, who lives in a development adjacent to the Red Lion campus, remembers how moved she was in 2007 when she looked out her windows the night the football stadium lights were on for the first time and saw the cross atop the church through the glow." Are these people for real?

This sad little tale also reminds us that misplaced priorities regarding student athletics starts before the college level.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hmmm... the quote "Godly men, with a Godly love for kids" reminds one of another kind of religous scandal.

Wonder if "helicopter" mom read the part about the kid who got recruited to play football coming out of juvi hall. Then again, Jesus would give juvenile delinguents a second chance. Especially if they play good football.