Fla. Bills to Revamp High School Sports Spark Debate

ANGELA PASCOPELLA's picture
Wednesday, February 8, 2012

What if some high school, let’s say a charter school, could openly recruit the next LeBron James out of middle school, pair him with a hyper-talented Dwyane Wade wannabe, snap up a Chris Bosch-like sharpshooter and assemble a super team like the Heat did in free agency last year?

What if openly beckoning gifted high school athletes, forbidden under the current public-school rules (even though it has been known to happen), was OK?

Critics of a proposal making its through the Legislature say that type of scenario is possible if the measure becomes law.

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