Every situation is different, and you don't know mine or the OP's.
And you're right, I don't make it a priority. I don't spend class time on audition music. I think that a lot of people don't realize that spending class time on audition music is not practical for everyone.
At my school, we don't have the luxury of several beginner classes, which means we advance a little more slowly. So, by the time they get to 7th grade band, most of them are not ready for that music. There are a few star players that can pick it up, but I will not waste time on it just to have a few kids learn it but 3/4 of the class frustrated that its too difficult.