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“Tebow Bills” Abound

01. January 2012

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Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow’s success on the football field hasn’t just gotten the attention of every sportswriter in the country or sparked the use of a new verb (“Tebowing”) this year. If some legislators have their way, it could pave a whole new avenue for homeschoolers to be able to play on organized sports teams at their local public schools.

Tebow, now 24, grew up in Florida–one of 24 states with “equal access” laws that allow homeschooled students to participate in extracurricular activities at their local public high schools. But in recent years, at least three others–Alabama, Arkansas and Kentucky–have introduced legislation specifically named after Tebow to have the same privilege. And Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell said he’d support similar legislation introduced there.

“Homeschool parents pay taxes like everybody else,” he said. “It’s just fair.” (WNS)

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