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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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