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LAUSD is making a mistake by relying too much on walk-on coaches
LAUSD is making a mistake by relying too much on walk-on coaches

Here's a statistic from the Los Angeles Unified School District that should set off alarm bells: 58% of its coaches from 83 high schools were walk-ons or noncertificated employees during the 2013-14 school year. Only 42% were teachers, according to Trenton Cornelius, the district's coordinator of athletics. Even more troubling, 50% of the schools no longer have an instructional period for their teams. That means the students are forced to practice only after school, get no class credit and coaches receive no compensation other than their paltry stipend that ranges from $2,811 for football head coach to $2,512 for basketball, baseball, soccer and track. The consequences are...

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