Illinois High School Nixes B-Ball Trip to Arizona Due to a “Conflict in Beliefs & Values” But Will Send Students to Marxist China

May 13, 2010 04:29

Highland Park Assistant Superintendent Suzan Hebson told reporters today that the girl’s basketball team will not be allowed to travel to Arizona for a tournament due to a “conflict in beliefs and values” but the school has no problem sending students to Communist China.

by Jim Hoft at Gateway Pundit

FOX News reported:

Parents in Illinois are outraged over a move by a local high school to scrap its girls basketball team’s trip to Arizona over the Grand Canyon State’s new immigration law.

The Highland Park High School varsity basketball team has been selling cookies for months to raise money for a tournament in Arizona..

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.

Hebson said Arizona is off-limits, at least until it’s more clear how the state’s new law, which makes it a crime to be in the country illegally, will be enforced…

I’m not sure whose values and what values and what beliefs they’re talking about, we were just going to Arizona to play basketball and our daughters were very disappointed to find out the trip had been canceled,” Michael Evans, a father of one of the players told Fox News…

Evans said he also failed to understand why the school allowed so many other trips, but not this one.

“The school has sent children to China, they’ve sent children to South America, they’ve sent children to the Czech Republic, but somehow Arizona is more unsafe for them than those places,” he said.


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