How Much Value do You Put on Sports and Education?

05.30.12

Alexander started with a new tennis coach. He really loves his group lessons but now that baseball has ended I’d promised him a private lesson each week. He’s just had his first lesson and loves it. The guy is German and speaks so kindly to Alexander that it reminds me of my grandparents. When he told him to stop and get a zip of water I could almost smell my Grandfather’s cologne.

Jane has a tutor for Spanish. Jane’s tutor makes 40% of what Alexander’s tennis coach makes hourly. I don’t set the rates or even offer to pay a certain amount. I just find it suspect that an academic is making so much less when I allegedly care so much more.

I suppose if I cared more the kids would be in group Spanish or Math classes after school instead of tennis, volleyball, baseball and soccer.

I’m bothered by this. I can’t change it but I’m troubled that athletes are given more money than academics.

Oh also. I’ve once again neglected to plan my summer vacation in time. Give me recommendations! I’m lost (only figuratively for now).