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Johnson described the NCHSAA as a broken system that is not accountable to students, parents, or state lawmakers.

“We turned to them. At no point has anyone come to us to say, ‘Hey, we want to work with you,’ ”he said. “The general consensus throughout this process is, ‘You are out of your league. You have no control over us. Stay over there. We’re going. ‘”

NCHSAA Commissioner Que Tucker said critics wrongly misrepresent her group, which is ruled by representatives of the same schools that regulate it.

“You say we’re broken. They say that we, the 427 member schools, cannot manage sport in this state – and our operations cannot – so now we need you as politicians to tell us how to do sport, “said Tucker.

She pointed out that the association had had a large foundation for more than a decade, but parents and lawmakers had never had a problem with it until her election as commissioner.

“I definitely feel that the way I was approached, the questions I was asked and the information I was asked to share wouldn’t have happened if I wasn’t African American. Let’s just stop doing that, ”she said.

Support for Tucker and the NCHSAA has come from other sports groups across the state and across the country.