Thursday, March 26, 2009
"Chicago Public Schools crack down on abusive coaches"
This brief article discusses a new policy concerning how high-school athletics coaches are allowed to manage their players. The new policy prohibits the use of profanity, taunting, or throwing objects at student athletes. The article discusses how the policy will work, and provides some information concerning how coaches feel about the new stricter rules. The article fails to include any student athletes' reactions. Without the students' input, one doesn't know for sure whether the policy was instated to protect the schools' administrations, the coaches, or the players. The coach that is quoted in the story is against the new policy, and since new student source is included, it's hard to say whether kids are in favor of it either. The article's lack of balance makes it unclear as to what caused the new change in policy, which I believe to be an interesting aspect to this story. The summary lead used to open the story is about as effective as the article that follows it in terms of grabbing the reader's attention and providing newsworthy material.