RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The House of Delegates has passed legislation to allow home-schooled students to play public school sports.
The House voted 56-43 Thursday to pass the so-called "Tebow bill" - a reference to the New York Jets quarterback who was home-schooled but played high school football in Florida. It now goes to the Senate, where the Education and Health Committee killed the same bill last year.
The sponsor of the Senate version of the bill pulled it from the committee docket Thursday.
Supporters of the bill say home-schooled children deserve the opportunity to play because their parents pay taxes to support public schools. Opponents say allowing home-schooled students to play is unfair to students who must meet attendance and academic requirements to remain eligible.
Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:33 PM EDT2014-07-23 03:33:21 GMT
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