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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...
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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