Treefrog Posted March 10, 2008 Report Share Posted March 10, 2008 (edited) There was an article in this morning's NY Times about athletic scholarships and unrealistic expectations. While not about ballet, some of the issues are the same ones facing ballet families. I thought it was an interesting read. Many students and their parents think of playing a sport not because of scholarship money, but because it is stimulating and might even give them a leg up in the increasingly competitive process of applying to college. But coaches and administrators, the gatekeepers of the recruiting system, said in interviews that parents and athletes who hoped for such money were much too optimistic and that they were unprepared to effectively navigate the system. The athletes, they added, were the ones who ultimately suffered. Edited March 10, 2008 by Treefrog Quote Link to comment
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