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State of Alabama Just Passed A 'Tim Tebow' Bill
Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports
This is real. Alabama’s House of Representatives just passed the "Tim Tebow Bill" that allows homeschooled students to play sports for their local public schools. Tebow gets his name on the bill because before playing for the Gators he was homeschooled in the state of Florida, a state which had a bill that allowed kids who were homeschooled to play sports at their local schools. Per Yardbarker...
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The Tim Tebow Bill website states that not only does the law support athletes, but also musicians and the "entire system of education." Alabama is attempting to join 28 other states that have similar bills in legislation. Although the bill will have to pass through Alabama’s State Senate, it is anticipated that it will. The bill will not ensure that homeschooled students get a spot on a team, however it provides them with the opportunity to try out. This is providing certain academic requirements are met.
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"I pay as much or more in property and related taxes. My children should get the same access as regular schooled kids to those items supported by my taxes."

So do parents of kids in private and parochial schools. Should they, too, get to play sports for the local public high school? Then why not have a law mandating public schools be required to allow private schools in their districts to use the public schools' athletic facilities free of charge?
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I thought we already had something like that on the books for years? My best friend in high school (decades ago) played cornerback for our high school and was homeschooled until senior year.
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Good law.
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Should of called it the Kenny Stabler Bill. We all know Kenny was a great student and he at least is a native
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That is good news though it shouldn't be needed. As a home schooling parent, I pay as much or more in property and related taxes. My children should get the same access as regular schooled kids to those items supported by my taxes. The fact that day schools exclude my children from activities my taxes support has always been a rub...
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I'd prefer the inverse. Pass a law mandating public school kids be allowed the right to climb the fence and come into a homeschooler's backyard to play football.
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That is a good law and good laws are far and few between.
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