In Oklahoma and Arizona, and Kentucky, and West Virginia where it all started, schoolteachers walked out or threatened to walk out (and as a retired college instructor, I support them 100 percent). Just wondering, were high school athletics threatened too?
In Chicago, where I reside, no school, no sports. No sports, no athletes competing, no chances to show their wares to colleges interested in offering scholarships or pro teams in sports like baseball and hockey, where kids can go directly to the pros, at least at some level, right out of high school (unless your name is Ball, and then you go directly to jail, purgatory orA�Vermont Avenue on a Monopoly board).
Nothing is more important than educatinga��and protecting the safety ofa��our kids. Athletics are part of that educational experience. Let’s protect it and let’s pay our teachers what they deserve so the athletes can display what they can do. Teachers are educators, notA�gun-toting security guards.
SEAHAWK SQUAT: Apparently, Colin Kaepernick had been talking with the Seattle Seahawks about making a comeback into the league. Likely as Russell Wilson’s backup, of course. And who knows, perhaps as a secret weapon in “wildcat” or other special formations.
Now though,A� paroxetine without prescription, dapoxetine online. talks have broken offA�with Kaepernick. Apparently because he would not promise outright that he wouldn’t kneel during theA�national anthem.
It wasn’t all that long ago that owners knelt with their players. This whole thing is confusing,A�confounding and ridiculous.
Now, with Donald Trump riling up fans over this, with games taking longer, delayed by prolonged replay reviews, with TV ratings eroding a bit and the game overexposed on TV from Thursdays to Mondays; with the occasional late-season Saturday, the owners are looking the other way. And let’s not forget about concussion concerns and lawsuits.
Personally, I couldn’t care less if Kaepernick kneels during the anthem. Or if any others kneel too. The league is roughly 75 percent black players, and they see what has happened in Ferguson, Florida, Staten Island, Chicago and Texas. White teens have been shot around the country too, let’s not forget.
As long as the form of protest is passive and peaceful, there is no problem. And when the game starts, it’s forgotten already.
We support our teachers and their protests for more pay. For better materials. And for better venues in which to educate our kids. Some of those kids are playing in the NFL now.
Unfortunately, one of them isA�Reuben Foster. Why aren’t you, Donald Trump, declaring he should be fired?
Because you should be fired too.