Now, after winning their first conference title in 26 years, the girls are being denied the opportunity to play in the tournament over safety concerns and because the trip “would not be aligned” with the school's “beliefs and values,” Assistant Superintendent Suzan Hebson told the Chicago Tribune.The same school has sent students on trips to China. But nevermind, the bottom of the story has the explanation:
The district said in a statement Wednesday that is legally required to provide an education to all children within its borders regardless of immigration status and is responsible for their "safety, security and liberty" when they travel.So let's get this straight: the high school is basically saying that if an illegal alien makes the next team (there are no illegals on the current team), and if that team travels to Arizona and the illegal alien gets involved in an altercation with the police and is asked for ID, and is found to be an illegal alien, and is deported, that represents a threat to the hypothetical illegal alien's "safety and liberty"?
"The selection of a varsity basketball team for the 2010-2011 winter athletic season will take place in November, 2010. The team has yet to be selected," the statement read. "We cannot commit at this time to playing at a venue where some of our students’ safety or liberty might be placed at risk because of state immigration law."
And of course the only rational thing to do is to cancel any trips out there. And the reason is that allowing such exposure to their illegal alien students doesn't align with the "beliefs and values" of the school system, which apparently seem to be aiding and abetting criminal violations of United States immigration law. Man, every day a new outrage.