You are completely missing the point.Academic scores, for example SATS results are confidential (which is why results of schools with under 11 pupils don't publish their results)
If your child had a low IQ for example would you want this circulated to all parents within the school.It just wouldn't happen.So why should children be forced to publicly compete in sport if they don't want to.
Actually i think school and parenting are about nurturing and encouragement and building a child's confidence..The world is not about cut throat competition , it is about co-operation and working as a team that is what employers want and what makes a strong family.May be people with an attitude like alistron and others are the reason why divorce rates are so high , we have no community spirit anymore and such a high rate of mental illness in our society.
Did you actually stop to think about all of this before you posted it, or did you just fire it off?
If a child (or an adult) has a low IQ, that will probably show itself at some point without anyone else's help. As far as I can tell, children are required to do sports at school because parents who send their children to school expect the school to keep those children fit and healthy as well as teach them academic stuff. School pupils are expected to do sports because it's part of the curriculum, just as maths, English and science are.
The world is
about cut-throat competition, in many ways. There can't be many jobs out there (whether professional or not) where the position holder didn't have to apply, and therefore compete with other candidates to get the position. People in general can be caring and supportive (not all of them are, but most of the ones I've met are), but that doesn't prevent them from being competitive too.
School is not always about nurturing and encouragement. If it were, the system wouldn't be failing so many, the teaching profession would not have been in crisis for years, and home education wouldn't be increasing in popularity. School tends to be about teaching to whatever the latest line of tests are asking, so that the school can get a better place in the league tables.
Working as a team is in many ways a requirement, but in many companies, the company just expects team members to shut up and get on with the job. Employees have to be good at their job, or they're chucked out if they can't get their act together and perform.
Working together does make a strong family, but not if you're faffy about it, and refuse to let your children learn that they can't be good at everything. Confidence tends to come from knowing your strengths and
your weaknesses, and the most self-assured people I know are also the ones who don't mind being crap at somethings, because they know there are other things they're bloody good at. In other words, they handle life well.