Letter to the Editor: Dade is talking about equity, while administration is talking about equality

DADE

Basketball parent Mike Dade speaks to the Quincy School Board Wednesday night about what he called a lack of support for the girls basketball team. | J. Robert Gough

I enjoyed reading Mr. Gough’s article on Mr. Dade speaking to the QHS School Board. It was very well written and is a topic that needs to be discussed.

In my opinion, Mr. Dade is talking about equity, while the administration is talking about equality, which we all know are two separate things. Equity in sports came to public light a couple of years ago with the differences in facilities between the men’s and women’s Final Four basketball tournaments. Thereafter, the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association launched a program — Our Fair Share — to begin discussions with regard to equity in sports, especially at the collegiate level. More information on this program can be found at wbca.org.

Keep up the good work of speaking out for all!

Norman Rodriguez
Franklin, Tennessee
Former women’s basketball coach
John Wood Community College

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