Is this question relevant at a time of increasing violence and student dropouts? When I attend youth sports events, I find the football fields and basketball gyms crowded, but when I speak to school administrators about parent participation for PTA – most of them respond by saying they have to create interest for attendance. If I am not mistaken, the games are played in the evening – around the same time PTA meetings are conducted. Recently, a basketball coach told me he would prefer to leave Columbus, Georgia if he had to coach at a school that relies on sports more than education. He would prefer to see his students receive a scholarship for academic success as the primary criteria. What are your thoughts?