Andre Agassi: Net Effects

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Tennis star Andre Agassi discusses life, tennis, his education philanthropy and his bestselling book now out in paperback, Open: An Autobiography.

→ Event: The Town Hall will be hosting a special event on Thursday, September 2, in Mr. Agassi's honor. More information is available at The Town Hall website.


Andre Agassi

Comments [5]

Jeremy from Harlem

Even in the short time since you've retired (but especially since your career started 20+ years ago), the game has changed. If you were starting your career now, how would your approach to training change?

Sep. 01 2010 11:57 AM
whoindatgarden from Brooklyn

Mr.Agassi, would you agree that public school education has deteriorated over the last 40 years and to a large degree it happened once civil right act passed. Do you believe that race has played a role in diluting the value of public education in the biggest school districts in the country.
If so how do you suppose your endeavors can change that.

Sep. 01 2010 11:55 AM
Liam from East Elmhurst

Good idea just came to me!
All kids need to be HOME-SCHOOLED.
Then, they go to a school and take a test based on what their progress should be as they begin at the school.
In other words, put the burden back on parents where it should have been.
If they have serious educational issues from the start, we can slot them for more intense learning and aid them to advancement.
Could solve many problems.
Why are we listening to a tennis player, too?

Sep. 01 2010 11:54 AM
Emmett from nj

Loved the comment about parents helping their kids have more empathy. We need alot more of that.

Sep. 01 2010 11:53 AM
Dorothy from Pasadena

Does Andre think his kids will grow up to be tennis players?

Sep. 01 2010 11:49 AM

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