Meira Levinson discusses conflicts of interest and the ethics of basketball tryouts in this month's "Ethical Educator" column.
"Scenario: After varsity basketball tryouts, a parent complains her son didn’t make the team because he hadn’t participated in the assistant coach’s private off-season basketball club. The coaches contend they make selections based on performance criteria during tryouts and not on off-season play. The new athletic director discovers the majority of the varsity team participated in the assistant coach’s off-season club. He asks the superintendent how he should handle the parent’s complaint."
Excerpt reprinted with permission from the March 2018 issue of School Administrator magazine, published by AASA, The School Superintendents Association.