High school sports axed amid economic slump

As the economy continues its downward spiral, schools across the country are cutting sports, art and music programs. In the Mount Vernon school system, two proposed budgets failed to pass and now students are bearing the brunt. "The Takeaway" talks to 16-year-old Sean Harris, a rising senior at Mount Vernon High who expected to play varsity basketball this year — until all of his school's sports teams were axed.

Guest: Sean Harris, Mount Vernon High School student athlete, Mount Vernon, N.Y.

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