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    Filed at 7:47 am under by dcobranchi

    This is an interesting comment from the mom of a young surfer.

    Carol Moore, Carissa’s mother, said “education is a priority.” She said they are not thinking about putting Carissa in a home-school program to help her surfing career.

    “She’s in a very good school now, and she keeps up with the academic work,” Carol said. “We don’t want to give that up. We’d like for her to graduate from Punahou before she does any (professional) surfing.”

    She sounds a bit defensive about her choice. That just goes to show how much homeschooling has become the default for world-class athletes.

    One Response to “180 DEGREES”

    Comment by
    June 22nd, 2004
    at 6:29 pm

    Well, in this case I don’t blame her! Punahou is a prestigious private school. Takes brains to get in and $bucks$ to stay in. If memory serves, the homework load at the high school level is a killer- not much time for surfing during the week. The mom may turn homeschooler yet!