As the school lockers are emptied and students’ artwork comes down out of the hallways, the annual ritual of ending the school year begins. The teachers and staff in the building start the pitching process, sorting out what will not be needed for the next school year.
The preseason college football magazines are now out, and college football will be here in August. So this is an ideal time to have a debate: Is college football a good thing for the primary mission of a university — which, of course, is education?
We all need a chance to relax and regroup following a busy school year of meetings, classes, quizzes, projects and deadlines — right? Why the concern then with letting kids spend their summer playing and having fun?