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By Kyle Bonagura
Monday, December 1st, 2008 at 1:09 pm in Uncategorized.

What was a better game?




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  • PERKIN

    kyle, jimmy,
    I wonder if this applies to collegiate sports opportunities as well. Foster and special education athletes should have some similar rights. just wondering?

    “Attorneys for the National Center for Youth Law, based in Oakland, took the case and viewed it as an issue of foster child rights, one that could have ramifications for foster children competing in high school sports throughout the state”.

  • Kyle Bonagura

    The rights of foster children when it comes to HS sports have nothing to do with college sports.

  • Dizzy

    I agree. They aren’t children when they are 18 and college age.

  • PERKIN

    They should still have the right to perform athletically for a college despite their limitations. This is known as “multiple intelligence”. What Im saying is most college’s have a “special population, special education program, but I haven’t seen many practice what they preach… just a thought

  • Dizzy

    I think the main argument to support what Kyle stated is the fact that these are no longer considered children when they apply for college. Foster children from what I understand recieve SSI until they reach 18 years old or if they turn 18 while still in HS get it until they graduate. From then on SSI discontinues payments to them. College probably looks at the rule the same way. I am not saying it is right since they probably don’t have any means to support themselves unless they apply and are granted scholarships or receive grants or work but if the government won’t support their education, why should the college foot the bill. I’m sure that all the colleges feel like it is a privilege to go to college and not a foster child’s right.

  • ROEPER

    its too bad. Ive come across some pretty disadvantaged students who excel in football.

  • Kyle Bonagura

    College sports are about winning.

    If a foster child is good enough to play in college, he will.
    If the Prince of England is good enough to play in college, he will.

    If the foster child is not good enough, he won’t.
    Same with the Prince.

    All that matters is how good they are at football.

  • ROEPER

    i hear you kyle. how about special ed. same?

  • Kyle Bonagura

    If they can qualify.

  • ROEPER

    qualifying seems extremley difficult in most cases i came around.

  • Kyle Bonagura

    Well, that’s part of the deal when it comes to college athletics.