Monday, January 26, 2009

The Real Shame

Kyle Queal should be ashamed for firing his girl's basketball coach for refusing to be ashamed of his team demonstrating their excellence on the court. I was considering enrolling my daughter in Covenant School when she was old enough to attend, but how can I justify that decision when it is clear that the headmaster of the school is intent on first apologizing for and then punishing excellence? Those who complain that "these are children after all" are masking a hatred of excellence behind such rhetoric. The Covenant School girls' basketball team did what they should have done in playing their very best; the opposing team showed their integrity in refusing to throw in the towel at halftime. It would have been disrespectful and condescending to the losing team for the winning one to "give them a chance." The adults involved should be ashamed that the children are the ones showing more honor, integrity, and backbone than the adults.

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