Parents absolutely have a right to do what is best for their kid within the rules. However, if you truly believe that three parents of three 6'8" kids all happened to get a job in Houston and all decided to live in Yates' attendance zone then you are living in a dream world. Last year Yates had one 6'8" player (that became eligible mid way through the season) and he wasn't that good and did not play much. This year they have four 6'8" kids (three of which are seniors). The system is broken. The problem is in multiple areas. Did you know that two years ago Yates' enrollment was 1100? Now it is around 850. So, in a school that is in that drastic of a decline in enrollment, they still happen to have that many 6'8" kids there within the UIL rules? Yates has open enrollment and is a magnet campus, which pretty much makes it accessible to anyone and at the same time Yates has the right to deny student entry because of those same factors if a student does not reside in their zone. Therefore, they are able to manipulate their enrollment. In turn, the playing field is not leveled. How on earth in DISD and HISD does it make sense to have schools that vary in size from 3A all the way to 6A? Yes...DISD has a 3A school...Madison. Madison, by the way, has won basketball state championships in 3A, 4A, and 5A (before they renamed the classifications). The open enrollment and magnet status combined allow schools within large cities a decided and unfair advantage. The easy solution is to require that multiple high school districts that participate in open enrollment AND magnet programs cannot have schools participating in more than two classifications. Therefore, they can compete (based on enrollment) in 4A and 5A or 5A and 6A but they cannot have schools in 4A, 5A, and 6A. This should apply to all multiple high school districts because the open enrollment and magnet programs along with the sheer population of their city give them a decided advantage over districts that have only one high school.