Absolutely fabulous piece on NPR.
We all only pay attention to the athletic effects of a concussion, but this study exposes the serious impact concussions have on their academic performances. Kudos to NPR for tackling this difficult topic and not just recycling the old OMG Myron Rolle OMG.
So keep this in mind the next time you snicker at some "jock" for not clearing a test that you cleared when you were in eight grade. I know a lot of parents who push their kids into contact sports in hopes of earning a college schollie but this really will be a sobering wake up call to all those pushy parents and even pushier coaches and most of all the teens who think they are indestructible.
The good news:
The House Committee on Education and Labor will hold a Capitol Hill hearing Thursday about sports concussions and high school athletes.
So apparently washington took some time off from discussing "important" topics like the BCS and thought they would give this a look.