ERIC Number: ED308169
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Pass to Play: Student Athletes and Academics.
Lapchick, Richard E.
This monograph focuses on the virtually ignored issues of the academic problems of high school athletes. All the problems of college sport exist at the high school level. For example, "redshirting" occurs when a school has an athlete sit out a year so that the athlete can mature physically and have four years of eligiblity. This problem exists in the secondary grades as well as in colleges. The ramifications of the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Proposition 48 are discussed as they have an impact on students at both high school and college level. The legal aspects of "No Pass No Play" policies in Texas and other areas are discussed. Recommendations are made for higher academic requirements for talented student athletes. Current state academic requirements for athletes are listed and references are included. (JD)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Athletes, Basketball, Black Students, Football, High Risk Students, High School Students, High Schools, Illiteracy, Minority Groups, State Standards
NEA Professional Library, P.O. Box 509, West Haven, CT 06516 (stock no. 3339-6; $6.95).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.