Thursday, December 09, 2004

Transferring to a better school or a better team?

Is this something we'll see more of? It seems a high school basketball player might have transferred to another high school -- as is his right under No Child Left Behind -- for something other than academics.

I've never heard of something like this happening before, but I could see it becoming a very big problem in the future.

2 Comments:

Blogger Daryl Cobranchi said...

I've never heard of something like this happening beforeYou've apparently led a very sheltered life. It's been going on (in one form or another) forever. When I was in HS in the late '70s we had the brother of an NBA star at our school. His parents (who didn't even live in the state) had asked our b-ball coach to be his legal guardian. Coincidentally, of course, he then got to play for that same coach.

4:24 AM  
Blogger Superdestroyer said...

Under Texas UIL rules, a student who transfer under NCLB would lose a year of varsity eligibility. The rules date back to the 1950's to keep rich schools (read oil towns) from recruiting poor children who could play football.

On school (Houston Yates) used the 1970's craze of magnet schools as a method to recruit football players. They changed the rules again to limit it.

6:21 PM  

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