MIC has a classy demeanor and nothing but positivity surrounding their program. They make no bones about what they do: Foster success and provide a college pathway for talented young student-athletes. They have awesome facilities, good coaching, and a lot of pride.
If you want to get mad, look to the system. MIC is the result of the privatization of education (and, by, extension, athletics). There is a crystal clear political division about what our national education system should look like (and where educational $pending should go): Republicans want privatization, and Democrats want traditional public schools. The rules are made as the prerogative of those in power, and right now, Republicans significantly have the upper hand in our state and country; so it is only a matter of time before ventures come along to take advantage of the opportunities out there, and that's all MIC has done. This is what an unrestrained capitalist, free market, Darwinian survivalist, let-the-big-dog-eat mentality looks like in the realm of HS athletics. Under the current trajectory, MIC (or another charter capable of pooling the best talent from a massive population base) will sooner or later win it all, and smalltown traditional schools will have no choice but to bow down.
Many of you who are whining about it have been the very voters who have enabled it.
Just so your not clouded by misjudgment, democrats had a stronghold on the state for about 120 years prior to the 2014 midterm...