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officials threatened to scrap the 10-member squad altogether — telling parents and students that everyone makes the team, or nobody does
The school claims it wants to make cheerleading more “inclusive”
“I tried my hardest. Now everything is going away because of one child who did not make the team, and their parent complained.”
originally posted by: introvert
a reply to: trollz
The original NJ source states "The administration says that the change came due to an “irregularity in the selection process".
What was that irregularity? I think we need more info before we knee-jerk and grasp pearls.
If this cheerleading team is ran like the many squads I encountered as an athlete, they are not chosen based on their ability to perform physically. They are chosen because of how they look, physically.
In that case, they may have changed policy because they have a potential discrimination lawsuit on their hands.
BUT, when I was in high school, we had two short, chubby girls who were really awesome on our cheerleading squad. They had pep, they had great gymnastic skills...neither was a great beauty. One of them grew up and became a teacher and the cheerleading coach at my old high school.
I have a feeling that "cultures" differ from school to school.