In My View: High school athletes need to get the grades, too

(WILX 2021)
Published: Oct. 15, 2021 at 7:00 AM EDT
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LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - It was a good move by the Lansing school superintendent to insist upon better grades for athletes at the three high schools. They need to have a better grade point average in order to compete.

The previous minimum of 1.67 would hardly get someone to graduation, and the new mark of 2.0 isn’t significantly higher but it is better and it does require students to take their academics more seriously.

High school athletes get little out of high school beyond sports if they don’t have a quality degree and grades to move on to whatever they consider the next level in my view.

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