I for one after sitting down and thinking about this in a rational manner have come to one certain conclusion. Lex Cath, CCH, Trinity, and St.X ; will all survive and be fine with or without the public schools. This programs are already regionaly or nationaly known and can survive.
The problem is all the other private schools in this state that will be expected to compete with those 4. Most private schools are tiny schools in the A/AA range. If this passes Covington Holy Cross will have wished never to of started their football program a few years back and invest the cash they have in the sports complex that is almost complete.
It saddens me that public educators care more about making it easier for their kids to win a title , than allowing all students in Ky a fair chance under KHSAA guidelines a shot at the state title.
Come me arrogant, but I do belive this move is out of fear. For years alot of Catholic schools laid dormant in domiance throughout the state. But a few decades ago Catholic schools took the aggressive approach in forming middle school programs, buidling school spirit from grade school up, and instilling partcipation. After years of these programs working and going its route , it has allowed Catholic schools to catch public schools who have the luxury to be federally funded and with much larger athletic budgets than many private schools. Private schools have to build fields, gymnasiums, and tracks all through private donations. Without any assitance from the goverment.
Almost 99 % of all kids who particpate at a Catholic HS was in some way shape or formed invovled with grade school programs affilated with that HS.
Their are so many myths out there that I can't believe even the most educated public school supporters and educators still hold to be true. We do not give places to say i.e. dorms, no athletic scholarships, and you public school supporters have the advantage of giving free education.
We must be doing something write if so many people are willing to pay to attend our schools , even though right down the road there is a free public school.
It just pains me to see so many public educators who first thought should be the 'kids" , take this so far as to punish thousands of students in this state.