Free Lance-Star reporter Amy Umble covers Stafford County schools and other education issues

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‘Tim Tebow law’ gaining ground

Today, the education subcommittee passed a bill that would allow home-schooled kids to play sports on public school teams.

The bill has been dubbed the “Tim Tebow law” because the Broncos quarterback was a home-school student who played on school teams in Florida. That southern state is one of 15 where home-school students can play on public school teams.

Supporters argue that home-schooling parents pay taxes and should be given this opportunity. The Virginia High School League opposes the bill and argues that home-schoolers can’t meet the eligibility requirements for playing on a school team, which creates a double standard.

What do you think?