Wednesday, February 13, 2013
The young writer points to a friend, and son of a former NFL pro, who would like to participate in public school sports.
Wednesday, February 13
Hello, My name is John LaRock. I am 11 years old, and live near Leesburg where my parents home-school me and my brothers and sisters. I love sports. My friend Jay (who is also home-schooled) and I play lots of football. We both would love to play in college and even in the pros someday. That may sound pretty far off but Jay’s dad, James Thrash, played in the NFL and Jay would like to follow in his footsteps. Home-schooling is not for everybody. It takes a huge commitment of time, patience and other resources. (Thanks Mom and Dad). Public schooling is not for everybody either, and yet those parents who choose a different educational environment for their children still pay hard earned dollars for public education. My Dad calls that “…
Monday, February 11, 2013
If enacted into law, the measure would allow home-schooled students to try out for teams at public schools.
Monday, February 11
By Paige Baxter Capital News Service RICHMOND – Home-schooled students in Virginia could participate in public school sports under the so-called “Tebow bill” that has been passed by the House and will be considered by a Senate committee this week. Delegates voted 56-43 for House Bill 1442, which will be heard by the Senate Health and Education Committee Thursday. The bill, sponsored by Del. Robert Bell (R-Albemarle) would require public schools to allow home-schoolers to participate in sports and other extracurricular activities. Of the delegates who represent Loudoun in the General Assembly, only Tom Rust (R-86) voted against the measure. Many parents who home-school their children support the legislation, which is nicknamed for NFL …
Friday, March 9, 2012
One Republican joins Democrats in killing bill to allow home-schooled students to participate in public school extracurricular activities and sports.
Friday, March 9, 2012
By Pia Talwar Capital News Service RICHMOND—Home-schooled students in Virginia will have to wait until next year to see if they can participate in sports and other extracurricular activities at their local high school. That’s because the Senate Education and Health Committee killed the so-called “Tebow Bill.” The bill, which had passed the House of Delegates, failed on a 7-8 vote last week in the Senate committee. Seven Republicans on the panel voted for the bill, while seven Democrats and one Republican voted against it. House Bill 947, proposed by Delegate Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville) would have allowed thousands of Virginia’s home-schooled students to play sports at their local high schools. It is named after Tim Tebow, the NFL …
Monday, February 6, 2012
Legislation aims to permit home-schooled children to participate in local school sports.
The Virginia House of Delegates is preparing to vote on a bill that would require public schools to allow the participation of home-schooled students before joining any organization that governs interscholastic programs. The Washington Post posted a story about the legislation — gaining attention at “the Tebow bill” after Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow— as well as a feature. Tebow was home-schooled, but participated in local high school sports, which is allowed in Florida. Three members of Loudoun's delegation to the General Assembly are on the House Education Committee that supported the bill and sent it to the full chamber floor. Dels. Thomas A. "Tag" Greason (R-32) and James M. LeMunyon (R-67) supported the bill, while Del. Thomas…