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September 2007
Tackling drills on the final day of Coeur d'Alene High School football camp in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.
Tackling drills on the final day of Coeur d'Alene High School football camp in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.

Education News From All Over.

[The Sporting Life]

Many school districts nationwide have invested heavily in their moneymaking sports programs, but lately others have been forced to scrap them entirely.

$8 million
Cost of privately financed football stadium and athletic complex project for Lafayette Jefferson High School in Indiana. The 6,000-seat stadium opened in 2004.

$3 million
Budget shortfall created by the rejection of a property tax override in June in Stoneham, Massachusetts. The town’s school committee was forced to cut the entire high school sports program as a result.


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