Should Home-Schooled Students Play Public School Sports?
Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow has inspired a movement in some states to allow it.
Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow is part of the inspiration behind a bill being considered in Virginia that would allow home-schooled students to play public school sports.
The legislation being considered is nicknamed the “Tebow bill”, according to the Washington Post. According to the article, Tebow played public school football despite being home-schooled in Florida.
Maryland home-schooled students are not allowed to play public school sports, according to Maryland State Department of Education spokesman Bill Reinhard.
In the 2009/10 school year, the latest that data is available, there were 23,287 home-schooled students in Maryland–or 2.7 percent-out of 852,211 total, Reinhard said.
Sixteen states allow home-schooled students to play public school sports, the Post reported.