Bill to allow home-schoolers to participate in school sports advances
Posted by iusbvision on February 17, 2011
Our very good friend Tim Wesco is getting the job done.
INDIANAPOLIS – Some home-school students would be eligible to play sports on their local high school teams under a bill that passed 12-1 out of the House Education Committee on Monday.
Rep. Tim Wesco, R-Osceola, said he was approached by parents of home-schoolers in his district whose children want the opportunity to play sports in high school.
“We pay all the same taxes as any other person in the community but are not allowed to play,” he said.
Wesco himself was home-schooled and would have liked to run track but couldn’t.
Rep. Phyllis Pond, R-New Haven, is also a co-author on the bill.
Currently, 21 states allow home-school students to participate in public school sports, including Arizona, Colorado and Florida.
The most famous example is Tim Tebow, Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback in college and now a quarterback in the NFL, who has become a symbol for the movement. He was taught at home by his mother and still led his high school football team to a state title in Florida.