There's something about the choice program for Fort Wayne Community Schools I'm not quite getting.
Let's say Parent A goes to the school system and says, for example, "I'd like to transfer my son from South Side to Snider because Snider has a better Science Department and that would really help my son in his plans to go to Purdue for an engineering degree." The school system investigates and discovers that such a move wouldn't screw up its racial-balance plan and says fine, go ahead. Parent B goes to the school system and says, "I'd like to transfer my son from Snider to South Side because South Side has a much better basketball team, and that would help my son in his plans to go to IU on an athletic scholarship." The school system panics, the IHSAA gets involved, and the wrath of God is called down to prevent the poor student athlete from being "exploited" by adults.
Can someone explain, for all us slow learners out here, the moral distinction between those two cases?