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High School Cuts Essay, Research Paper

Our principal recently asked for the student?s opinions on the ?school cuts? proposal.

This proposition proposes that all extra curricular activities be cut until the money

situation improves as predicted in two or three years. What do you think of first when

someone mentions the word school? Most kids, if asked, would probably say their

basketball team, cheerleading squad, or the various clubs they may be involved in. For

some kids these extra curricular activities may be the only thing productive that they do

outside of school. I disagree with this outlandish proposal because extra curricular

activities teach us discipline, teamwork, and sportsmanship, this may be the only means

of exercise some kids get and once these activities are removed from the agenda, they

may never be phased back in.

First of all, we all realize the importance the of learning discipline and other

attributes such as teamwork and sportsmanship. We learn these qualities, not out of a

book, but from participating and interacting with others during activities. Students learn

how to cooperate with others by doing a team project or playing a sport. We also learn

qualities such as competitiveness. This characteristic makes kids eager to do their best,

not only on the court or on the field, but in the classroom and in everything they do as


Obviously this proposal is unhealthy. This may sound strange but consider the

question. How healthy can children be if these activities are the only means of exercise

that they?re getting? According to government statistics, not as healthy as they should be.

Now we must step back and ask ourselves one question. Isn?t it better to get any means

of exercise than none at all? Surely our school board officials can answer this question

with the answer that is only unbelievably apparent to all who hear it.

Finally, I disagree with this proposal because there?s always a possibility that the

activities they are taking away, will never return like they say they will. Our school

board officials always say that our school will have extra money in a few months. How

can they set a time limit on something as unsure as money? It?s simple, they can?t. They

are only trying to insure us so that we won?t put up much of a fight against the proposal.

You have to look back and think about how many times this promise of returning

activities has not been kept and then proceed with your decision about this proposal.

In conclusion, I feel that our extra curricular activities should not be taken away

because they play a very important role-a role that I think we overlook until we fully

examine the situation. For the reasons listed in this paper, and many others, I disagree

with the passing of this proposal.

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