June 23, 2012
Indications are that the president of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association will be calling a statewide meeting for all principals in order to address the issue of “vouchers” for some high school athletes.
I understand that this is an important issue that will affect the status of some athletes.
I am requesting that another issue, much more important than the above, be placed on the agenda for consideration. That is the issue of the growing disparity between public and private/parochial schools in regard to fair and equitable competition, a statistical aberration!
In fact, the “voucher” system could enhance that very issue.
Marlin Ramsey, principal at South Beauregard High School, had an excellent proposal concerning a split of public/private schools in January. The proposal was tabled by a six-vote margin. I believe that this specially called meeting would be an excellent time to consider this proposal by “taking it from the table” for consideration during that meeting.
Let’s get some decision on Ramsey’s proposal prior to the November redistricting.
We can make high school athletics fair and equitable for all high school students in Louisiana if public school principals decide to make a bold move without fear that the quality of competition will be diminished.
high school principal