Slam Dunking in the Information Age

Gerdy, John
October 2004
Point of Contact;2004, Vol. 7 Issue 1/2, p90
Suggests that the subject matter of athletics is an important public policy issue with far-ranging and long-lasting impact in the U.S.; Value of elite athletics in American culture; Concerns over whether the current system is best suited for maximizing athletics' ability to serve the nation's education and public health needs; Strength of the notion that access to equal educational opportunity is a precursor to future social and financial opportunity, advancement, and equality.


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