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Will cutting sports help boost a high school's graduation rate?

The principal of Martin Van Buren High School in Queens, NY incurred the ire of students, coaches and parents recently when she issued a controversial “edict” that barred student athletes, classmates and even parents from attending home basketball games. The New York Post reports that the move is part of a larger endeavor of the principal’s to emphasize academics over and athletics and “ge

The principal of Martin Van Buren High School in Queens, NY incurred the ire of students, coaches and parents recently when she issued a controversial “edict” that barred student athletes, classmates and even parents from attending home basketball games. The New York Post reports that the move is part of a larger endeavor of the principal’s to emphasize academics over and athletics and “get the students graduated in four years.” Do you agree with her extreme measures?