This is such a great thing!!! Victory for home schoolers!


RICHMOND, Va. — The House of Delegates has passed legislation Thursday to allow home-schooled students to play public school sports, but the measure faces an uncertain fate in the Senate.

The House voted 56-43 to pass the so-called “Tebow bill” — a reference to the New York Jets quarterback who was home-schooled but played high school football in Florida and went on to win the Heisman Trophy. The bill now goes to the Senate, where the Education and Health Committee voted 8-7 to kill the same measure last year.

The House vote came a few hours after the sponsor of the Senate version of the bill pulled it from the Education and Health Committee’s calendar.

Supporters of the legislation sponsored by Del. Rob Bell, R-Albemarle, said home-schooled students deserve the opportunity to compete because their parents pay taxes to support public schools.

But opponents argued that allowing home-schooled children to…

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