Count me firmly in the camp that believes sporting events are no place for children that can't walk on their own yet. Maybe I'll change my mind when I have kids one day, but it just seems very impractical for yourself and for your kid.
Slight rant: They really screwed folks in Canada with this. We are blacked out from MLS Live because the local company they signed with is DAZN and unlike ESPN they are ready to go to. They also charge $20 / mo for access. So a) we don't get it free b) we have to pay 4x more than in the US when you get around to paying.
OK OK. i'm OK with paying $20, IF you let me cut my cord. BUT NO, if Red bulls play toronto, I still need a local cable company. And if they play montreal forgettaboutit, I need to pay extra for the french sports channel. WTF.
On the plus side: healthcare, not as worried about my kid getting shot at school, and the metric system, but still.... wtf with the $20??
Charters generally provide poor parents in failing districts with the opportunity to choose their childrens school.
In practice, it forces poor and middle class families to have to figure out a way to transport their kids to schools nowhere near where they live. These programs also serve as a mechanism to funnel money from schools that need the funding the most. The data regarding charter schools shows that it create a greater chasm between classes and even race. Segregation 2.0
Immigration lawyer here. I wouldn't worry too much about the timing given the P1 visa procedures. After filing USCIS takes at least 10-15 days to approve the visa petition. If the kid told ESPN radio as recently as July 31st that he had no idea about the offer, than presumably it was just filed.
Now sometimes teams announce signings w the provisio "pending visa approval." However there may be good reason to delay given the P visa criteria. Athletic visas require a showing that the athlete has achieved international acclaim. You can see the exact evidentiary requirements here: http://www.uscis.gov...ognized-athlete
I'm confident DHS will ultimately approve his visa potion, but it's not a slam dunk. He has no caps or individual honors. The attorneys are probably leveraging his participation in winning the Copa Libertadores (which I expect is how Espindola and Schelleto got through, based on Bocas win in the Copa Sudeamerica). But such tenuous evidence militates waiting until after his visas approved. Also worth mentioning he may have to leave, obtain his visa, and reenter if the petition was filed before he arrived.