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A statewide task force meeting in Albemarle County is tackling the possibility of home-school students playing public school sports. Full Story
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Intelligence

Charlottesville, VA

#1 Oct 1, 2012
They made the choice to NOT participate in the public school system, so they should LIVE with their choice! We were on teams with our classmates, it was an extension of our school society, as a former student athlete it would not seem right to have someone on the team that was not part of our school.
oldman

Charlottesville, VA

#2 Oct 1, 2012
Are we talking about "letting home schoolers particpate in high school sports", or are we talking about expanding the arena that high school coaches can recruit in?
thinking free

Charlottesville, VA

#3 Oct 1, 2012
Whats the big deal, let'em play for cryin out loud.
Old Dude

Stuarts Draft, VA

#4 Oct 1, 2012
If they want to play public school sports they should attend public schools. As a previous poster stated, they made the choice not to attend a public school.
OSOK

Danielson, CT

#5 Oct 2, 2012
Public Schools? Try government schools, paid for equally with the tax dollars from government schooled and home schooled families alike. Has anyone ever calculated the cost per athlete for these programs? Refund that cost if the taxpayer isn't able to receive the benefit of their expenditure. With all the serious donkey dung going on in the world, THIS is what we're going to spend time and energy fussing about? Really?
Um No

United States

#6 Oct 2, 2012
Home schooled kids excell over their public school counterparts academically a lot of the time. Are people worried that the same thing will happen athletically?
VaHomeschoolers

Woodbridge, VA

#7 Oct 2, 2012
For viewers and readers who would like to read more, the discussion group's document collection is online and open to the public. http://guest.portaportal.com/vsbahomeschool
GoUVa

Nokesville, VA

#8 Oct 2, 2012
Intelligence wrote:
They made the choice to NOT participate in the public school system, so they should LIVE with their choice! We were on teams with our classmates, it was an extension of our school society, as a former student athlete it would not seem right to have someone on the team that was not part of our school.
I'm with you as long as we give the parents of home schooled kids this one minor exemption. Lets let the parents keep whatever the average amount of tax dollars they pay for public schools. Or how about lets kick kids out of sports in public schools because their parents are behind on their personal property or real estate taxes. You don't pay your taxes on time, you don't play sports. As a former student athlete, I have no problem with a home schooled child whose parents pay taxes to play public school sports.
heh

Charlottesville, VA

#9 Oct 2, 2012
thinking free wrote:
Whats the big deal, let'em play for cryin out loud.
no kidding, it's like paying for a public park with a sign banning only you
you'd think yokel vocals be all over this
Intelligence

Charlottesville, VA

#10 Oct 2, 2012
GoUVa wrote:
<quoted text>I'm with you as long as we give the parents of home schooled kids this one minor exemption. Lets let the parents keep whatever the average amount of tax dollars they pay for public schools. Or how about lets kick kids out of sports in public schools because their parents are behind on their personal property or real estate taxes. You don't pay your taxes on time, you don't play sports. As a former student athlete, I have no problem with a home schooled child whose parents pay taxes to play public school sports.
We have to pay taxes, sucks but true, they made the CHOICE for their children not to be a part of the public school system, they need to live with that CHOICE and not expect us to give in just because they feel bad their children don't have access to organized sports. This is part of the problem with this country people make choices and aren't held accountable and have to deal with the consequences of those choices.
heh

Charlottesville, VA

#11 Oct 2, 2012
Intelligence wrote:
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We have to pay taxes, sucks but true, they made the CHOICE for their children not to be a part of the public school system, they need to live with that CHOICE and not expect us to give in just because they feel bad their children don't have access to organized sports. This is part of the problem with this country people make choices and aren't held accountable and have to deal with the consequences of those choices.
So? I didn't go to Penn Park yesterday. You mean I can't go there tomorrow?
Ben Franklin

Charlottesville, VA

#12 Oct 2, 2012
GoUVa wrote:
<quoted text>Lets let the parents keep whatever the average amount of tax dollars they pay for public schools. Or how about lets kick kids out of sports in public schools because their parents are behind on their personal property or real estate taxes. You don't pay your taxes on time, you don't play sports. As a former student athlete, I have no problem with a home schooled child whose parents pay taxes to play public school sports.
The “I’m a taxpayer” argument is seriously flawed. You can’t participate in every government-funded activity, regardless of your eligibility, just because you pay taxes. Under that defective reasoning kids in private schools ought to be able to play on the local high school team too if their own school doesn’t offer top-tier competition in their sport of choice. What activities will we let them cherry-pick next? Field trips? Homecoming court? A seat in a popular physics class? A spot in the band? The lead in the school play?
G Luv

Charlottesville, VA

#13 Oct 2, 2012
Ben Franklin wrote:
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Field trips? Homecoming court? A seat in a popular physics class? A spot in the band? The lead in the school play?
Sure. Why not? If their parents think they'd get better physics education, of course! Yes!

The purpose of public schools is to educate and enrich, not deny and punish out of vindictiveness.
G Luv

Charlottesville, VA

#14 Oct 2, 2012
Intelligence wrote:
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We have to pay taxes, sucks but true, they made the CHOICE for their children not to be a part of the public school system, they need to live with that CHOICE and not expect us to give in just because they feel bad their children don't have access to organized sports. This is part of the problem with this country people make choices and aren't held accountable and have to deal with the consequences of those choices.
Where does this nonsense come from? "Consequences of those choices"? Why not be inclusive and encouraging?

It makes no sense, other than you are a spiteful, vindictive person.
heh

Charlottesville, VA

#16 Oct 2, 2012
G Luv wrote:
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Sure. Why not? If their parents think they'd get better physics education, of course! Yes!
The purpose of public schools is to educate and enrich, not deny and punish out of vindictiveness.
Too much....overload...
Coach Of Kids

Charlottesville, VA

#17 Oct 2, 2012
We have people on here saying that the parents made the decision to home school thier children, so they shouldn't be allowed to play sports for a school.Well if that's the case, you made a dicision to live in a certain County or city, so should you have the right to go to or shop at a store or eat at a restaurant in a different city or state?????
fish100

Charlottesville, VA

#18 Oct 2, 2012
heh wrote:
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Too much....overload...
3 Post on one thread, thats what I call overload!!!
gma

Culpeper, VA

#19 Oct 2, 2012
Want to participate in school sports, then do like the the students/athletes have to do. Get up each morning at 6:30 AM, ride the bus for 1 hour, get to school and ready to go at 8:10 AM, attend classes all day, practice after school until 6:30 PM on non-game days, go home, do homework until 10:30 PM, and do it again the next day. On game day, after school ride the bus to a game 1-2 hours away, get back on the bus afterwards and get back to the school at 10:30-11:00 PM and then go home, do homework, and start the next day again at 6:30 AM. Oh wait, homeschoolers have this schedule, get up when you want, do a little work on the computer, practice & workout on your time and your backyard, show up at school practice, go home afterwards and watch tv -- want to participate, then participate in full, or not at all.
really

Orange, VA

#20 Oct 2, 2012
Um No wrote:
Home schooled kids excell over their public school counterparts academically a lot of the time. Are people worried that the same thing will happen athletically?
You are wrong and make a statement twisting stats. Are you speaking of the "mean" scores? Comparing the average score against kids who are failing due to a variety of issues and problems that have nothing to do with the school is wrong. Speaking of general statements stereotyping a group.... most home schoolers are not adjusted and self actualized when they finally have to live in the real world.
really

Orange, VA

#21 Oct 2, 2012
The tax argument is kin to opening a can of worms. Lets take this out a little bit. If you let home schoolers play public school sports because they "pay taxes," then what happens if the student (or their parent) who is attendending school X in the County, and does not like the coach, or players or whatever. As a taxpayer they should be able to partially or fully participate in school Y which is also in the County. After all, they paid taxes. That will be a fiasco.
Call this what it is, helicopter parents that want to protect Johnny and Jamie from every conceiveable issue. Because that's how you make a productive citizen, by sheltering them from everything and everyone and when they graduate from college their Mommy will probably go with them on their job interview. This will help facilitate the adult child having Mom's shoulder nearby to cry on when they don't get hired. Give me a break, let them grow up.

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