There has been lots of chatter over the years about the use of sponsorship in public schools.
Should we turn a blind eye to badly needed funds just because it comes with a company logo?
I remember in high school the battle was between Coke and Pepsi trying to get their pop machines into the cafeteria.
It turned into a bidding war that netted the school a nice sum while others battled over whether pop should be sold in the school at all.
Now Cardinal Newman Catholic S.S. is in the spotlight over its deal with a local distributor of Nike to supply all their athletes with gear.
Good for them.
Funds are badly needed for these, now deemed ‘extra curriculars’, why not tap into the private sector and save the dollars for the classroom.
I don’t think the issue here is whether we should take advantage of these opportunities.
The issue is, how do we do it for one school and not the rest?
That is simply elitist, and should have been thought of before Cardinal Newman even bought in.
If it is such a great opportunity, why not leverage for all students.
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