Thursday, March 20, 7:30 p.m.
East Anchorage High School Auditorium (4025 E. Northern Lights Blvd.)
In her October 2013 article in The Atlantic, Amanda Ripley wrote “[a]s states and districts continue to slash education budgets, as more kids play on traveling teams outside of school, and as the globalized economy demands that children learn higher-order skills so they can compete down the line, it’s worth re-evaluating the American sporting tradition. If sports were not central to the mission of American [public education], then what would be?”
In a time of declining funding for public education across the board, what should we prioritize when it comes to our schools? Come watch the UAA Seawolf Debate team take on Yale University to tackle the motion, “No public funds should go to support competitive athletics in public education.”
This event is sponsored by the UAA Seawolf Debate Program, the UAA College of Arts & Sciences, Alaska Airlines, UAA Department of Journalism & Communication, The Hotel Captain Cook and the UAA Concert Board.
Tickets are available now at UAATix.com. General Admission: $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Students with ID: $5 in advance, $10 at the door.