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Fixing UHSAA

High school is a period of unparalleled change and growth for youth, and extracurricular activities can contribute greatly to this preparation. Students who participate in activities outside of the classroom, such as music, sports, drama, and student government, often develop valuable skills and attributes. For example, they are more likely to learn to cooperate with their peers, respect authority, develop responsibility, work hard, and become leaders.

For youth to gain the full benefits of general education, academics and extracurricular activities need to be tailored to their unique needs and interests. Students, under the direction of their parents, should have every opportunity possible to determine which activities and level of participation will best prepare them for adult life. In all aspects of education, parents should be free to act in the best interest of their children. read more

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