Athletics is an integral part of the curriculum in secondary schools. Education in the public schools has a multiple responsibility which, in Minneapolis, has been stated as follows:
Objectives of Education
Athletics directly contributes to the multiple responsibilities which education has to society and the individual. Through rugged competition, which is an integral part of our democracy, competitive athletics provides REAL LIFE experience in skillfully performing under pressure, respecting opponents, accepting the results determined by officials, and playing the game according to the rules. So much can be done for preserving and extending democracy, building human resources, developing physical and emotional stability and acquiring a respect for our fellow human beings in the field of Athletics.