There might have been problems with the opaque process that lead to Highland Park High School's decision to cancel a girls' basketball trip
to Arizona, but it's tough to argue with this justification from Assistant Superintendent Suzan Hebson:
"Since undocumented students may be participating on any of our
extracurricular teams, we need to ensure that all of our students can
travel safely, especially in the United States," Suzan Hebson,
assistant superintendent, wrote in an e-mail Thursday.
According to the Tribune, the high school's student population is 15 percent Hispanic. Given the nature of the new law,
it's conceivable that members of the team could have been stopped by
police during the trip. That's not a situation Mark Kirk, Bill Brady, and other critics of the district seemed to have considered.