30 Aug They’re filling up our rosters.
And…Erik made the team! Hurray!
However, it wasn’t a happy story all around. In fact, that was pretty traumatic news for one of the fathers whose son didn’t make the team. Somehow he found out that a Mexican boy made the team who doesn’t even speak English. He wanted to know the school’s policy on that because he doesn’t even think they’re here legally. “How can I explain to my little son that an ‘illegal’ person took his spot on the soccer team. How can kids that don’t speak any English attend our schools and take up the roster space on teams?” Our principal told him that he was here for ALL kids. Even if this family really is here “illegally”, that isn’t the child’s issue. The conversation ended with the father asking who he needed to speak to about “illegal aliens” in our community.
I have so many issues with everything said that I don’t even know where to begin! Perhaps when I cool down…