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Air Ball American Education's Failed Experiment with Elite Athletics

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ISBN-10: 157806838X

ISBN-13: 9781578068388

Edition: 2006

Authors: John R. Gerdy

List price: $30.00
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"John R. Gerdy has seen nearly every side of athletics. He is the son of a high school football coach; he was an All-American and professional basketball player, he was a legislative assistant for the National Collegiate Athletic Association; and he served as an associate commissioner for the Southeastern Conference." "In Air Ball: American Education's Failed Experiment with Elite Athletics, Gerdy brings all of those perspectives to bear and argues that the American system of school and community athletics is broken. But he is no mere naysayer. He offers a bold, progressive blueprint for reforming athletics to meet our country's educational and public health needs."--BOOK JACKET.
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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
Publication date: 3/21/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 277
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

John R. Gerdy is founder and executive director of Music for Everyone. a former all-American and professional basketball player, he served at the NCAA and as associate commissioner of the Southeastern Conference. He is author of Sports: the All-American Addiction and Air Ball: American Education's Failed Experiment with Elite Athletics.

An experiment justified
Beyond the ivy-covered walls
Envisioning a different future
A changed-context for reform
Building critical mass for change
Rebuild it and they will continue to come
Articulating and meeting responsibilities
Courage
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