Fighting to compete

Posted Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013  comments  Print Reprints
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Of course, the Aledo coach was cleared of bullying charges.

You can’t match an underfunded, undermanned, under-supported school like Western Hills against a super-funded, super-manned, super-supported suburban school like Aledo and expect it to be a fair and competitive game.

The FWISD is an urban school district faced with educating 80,000 children, 75 percent of whom are considered economically disadvantaged. Unfortunately, funding athletic programs falls at the bottom of the list.

Fort Worth athletes will continue to practice hard, give it their all and make do with what they have.

FWISD residents should be proud. As parents, we should be joining our booster clubs, attending games and volunteering however we can. As business owners, we should be supporting our high schools.

We should hold our school board accountable for equipping athletes with what they need to compete effectively. And for goodness sake, we should vote “yes” for the school bond proposals in the Nov. 5 election.

— Kelli Cook, Fort Worth

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