Matt Snyder over at www.fanhouse.com has this interesting article about a new idea to start a school sponsored by ESPN to help students interested in the sports business side of the world. Here is the link to read more http://backporch.fanhouse.com/2009/02/04/espn-to-open-a-high-school-in-new-york/.
I happen to love this idea because as a teen who was awful in school, I wish I had access to something like this to spark my interest in sports and the only class I did well in, math/business. I know there are tech schools and other forms of "magnet" schools but to many kids, this could be the inspiration they need to not only stay in school but aspire to try something they would enjoy. I wish more businesses would offer programs such as this at the high school level so kids can get the exposure and decide whether it's truly what they want to do in life. I don't know what ESPN has in its plans for sure but I hope they work out some kind of deal to help this become a reality and offer it in more schools either through internet or video classes or whatever they can decide is the best option. This could also start a good trend with maybe G4 offering tech classes/video game programming or how about Bravo doing a fashion/beauty school .