Do we really expect our high schools to create hordes of one-trick-ponies?
Recent conversation between a friend and I:
Friend: I heard the high school football games here are cool, you should come with us.
Me: I’ll already be there. My son plays.
Me: Yes, he starts on offense at tackle. He played every down in the first game.
Friend: But, I thought he played clarinet.*
*Yes, he does play clarinet, and baritone saxophone, and bass guitar, and rhythm guitar, in addition football and baseball. He also scored a 33 on the ACT. I find that none of these things exclude the others.