School sports take hit in survey
Most Tulsa residents questioned say athletics is overemphasized.
In light of rules violations at five Oklahoma high schools, most Tulsans think the state has a widespread problem and that Oklahomans put too much emphasis on high school sports, according to a recent Oklahoma Poll.
Sixty-six percent of the 750 Tulsans surveyed from Oct. 31 to Nov. 5 said Oklahoma has a widespread problem with rules violations in high school sports. Seventy-two percent said high school athletics have received too much importance.
"I think the emphasis should be on education and not on sports," said one respondent, Margaret Parks.
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