The Home Team. Tebow laws let homechooling kids play sports on public school teams
The April 2 issue of Time Magazine has a very informative article on the “Tebow laws” which allow homeschooled children to play sports on public school teams. Presently 29 states permit this and 12 are considering similar legislation, including my state of Hawaii. The article does an excellent job of giving a variety of viewpoints and includes many interesting stats and stories. The entire article can be read by clicking here. You may have to be subscribed to access the link. If so, I hope you will check the hard copy on news stands or at your public library.
Tim Tebow is one of the people I mention in my book as an example of a homeschooler who played sports in public school, then went on to college to become an outstanding player and now is quarterback for the Denver Broncos. His official website can be seen by clicking here: TimTebow.com. Best-selling author of the Eragon series, Christopher Paolini is another of several other homeschooled role models I mention in the book.
Tebow and presidential candidate, Rick Santorum, are the most visible proponents of homeschooling at the moment and represent the religious reasons to keep ones children out of school. While we may or may not share their religious convictions, we share many other reasons to homeschool — I list 64 reasons in my book. Santorum’s official website can be seen by clicking here.
I’d be interested in your thoughts about whether we homeschoolers should become involved with the schools in this way.