School district nixes basketball tournament trip to Arizona

Highland Park School District 113 Assistant Superintendent Suzan Hebson has stepped onto the court of public opinion by keeping the Highland Park High School girls basketball team off of the court in Arizona this December. The Chicago Tribune reports.

Reveling in its first conference championship in 26 years, the Highland Park High School girls varsity basketball team has been selling cookies for months to raise funds for a tournament in Arizona. But those hoop dreams were dashed when players learned they couldn't go because of the state's new crackdown on illegal immigrants.

According to Ms. Hebson the trip "would not be aligned with our beliefs and values." Clearly Ms. Hebson's particular "beliefs" and "values" are driven by her leftist "pc" agenda, the application of which has succeeded in punishing the young ladies who's interests should be her primary focus. District Superintendent George Fornero referred calls to Ms. Hebson stating that it "wasn't just my decision."

Ms. Hebson stated safety concerns as one of the reasons for her canceling the trip. Will Ms. Hebson be compelled to cancel any games that are scheduled to be played in the "sanctuary city" of Chicago next season? If safety is such a major concern for the Assistant Superintendent why would she allow any of her students to travel to a city where there has been serious discussion regarding the deployment of the National Guard to help curb the extreme violence in the streets?

The silver lining in this story is that Suzan Hebson has stepped out of the shadows and into the light of public scrutiny. Nameless, faceless bureaucrats like Ms. Hebson (and Superintendent Fornero) are accustomed to working behind the scenes as they apply their corrupt political agenda to the unsuspecting children who's welfare they long ago sacrificed in the name of socialist indoctrination.

Game on, Ms. Hebson. Welcome to the court of public opinion and yes, we are keeping score.