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Athletics and the Education of Boys


by Frank Deford — 2008

Of course, athletics may be beneficial to a child’s growth. But even given sports’ most benign propaganda—Sports teach you to work together! Sports build character!—athletics enjoy outsized attention, all too often, I’m afraid, at the expense of book learning.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 107, No. 2.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 110 Number 14, 2008, p. 30-32
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 18504, Date Accessed: 10/23/2017 6:41:20 PM

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  • Frank Deford
    Sports Illustrated
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    FRANK DEFORD is a senior contributing writer for Sports Illustrated, a correspondent for HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel and a regular weekly commentator for National Public Radio’s Morning Edition.
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