Originally Posted by bbaau
Do you want me to call out names and schools. In Columbus I know for a fact that if you have talent in a particular sport then the catholic schools are on you period. But unlike others It's fair game and I see nothing wrong with parents exploring all there options in re guards to there child school. But please don't come on here and say they don't let good athletes come in and get a huge and i mean huge discount like free on there fees.
If you know that this is happening and don't report it, you are part of the problem if you believe its wrong. I know of a public school coach that recruits at the local health club. The schools in the county where I live are all open enrollment. I've heard him doing it. I just laugh about it because that school constantly complains about how private schools recruit. I have kids who have excelled in academics and in sports at a private school but I can assure you that I've not received a dime of tuition assistance. And we've used a great deal of what we set aside for retirement and have to keep our cars that are over 10 years old to have the money to send them to that private school. Do you honestly think that someone like me who has just about spent their last dime wouldn't be hot under the collar if we found out that some other kid got a full ride or tuition assistance just because they were a good athlete?
Tuition assistance at a private school is based on income. I can tell you stories of how people that I know who have given all they have or gone into great debt to send their kids to private schools. How insidious for you to think that those of us who have sacrificed so much would stand by and watch while someone gets a free ride because they can shoot a basketball or throw a football/baseball.
Please get a grip.