Coaches and Administrators Debate Socioeconomic Status as Factor for Classifying Schools for Sports

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The Des Moines School Board wants sports teams classified not just by enrollment, but with consideration given to socioeconomic status–and other factors.
The request has sparked spirited debate, even between coaches of Metro schools.
The gap is widest in football where Des Moines’ 4A schools have lost more than a hundred straight games to suburban schools. Other sports are often more competitive.

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