Recently, the Texas Senate voted 22-7 to allow private schools to participate in UIL competitions. The only exception being with Football and Basketball. The powerful Texas High School Coaches Association was the main force in resisting a full admission of the schools into UIL.
If the bill now passes the House and is signed by the Governor, Texas private schools should be able to compete fully with public schools in baseball, soccer, volleyball, track, academic and art competition. If this happens, private school students will take one giant step toward finally overcoming the disenfranchisement that has