'Tebow Bill' Dead in VA Senate, Alive in House

Full story: NBC29 Charlottesville

A measure to allow home-schooled students to play public school sports has died in the Virginia Senate, but a version remains alive in the House.
Comments
1 - 9 of 9 Comments Last updated Jan 31, 2013
huck

Charlottesville, VA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#1
Jan 31, 2013
 

Judged:

2

2

2

"Opponents say parents know the consequences of home-schooling their children."

must be spite
County Resident

Raleigh, NC

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#2
Jan 31, 2013
 

Judged:

4

1

I pay taxes and I don't even have children in schools. Can't use that as a reason, otherwise I should be able to play!
central va fan

Charlottesville, VA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#3
Jan 31, 2013
 

Judged:

3

2

1

I'm curious as to why a student who doesn't attend a high school would want to wear the school's team uniform and represent the school on an athletic team. Especially when there are numerous other opportunities available on travel squads. Would the student be covered under the school's team and travel insurance in case of an injury or accident when theya re nto enrolled at the school?
tired of new rights

Keswick, VA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#4
Jan 31, 2013
 

Judged:

2

2

1

playing on a school sports team is a privilege for eligible students at the school. it is not a right, either for those students or for anyone else in the jurisdiction, just because they pay taxes. school coaches have the authority to decide who makes or doesn't make a team, and whether the kid's parents pay taxes has no bearing on that decision.
Clem

Hamilton, Canada

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#5
Jan 31, 2013
 

Judged:

2

1

1

central va fan wrote:
I'm curious as to why a student who doesn't attend a high school would want to wear the school's team uniform and represent the school on an athletic team. Especially when there are numerous other opportunities available on travel squads. Would the student be covered under the school's team and travel insurance in case of an injury or accident when theya re nto enrolled at the school?
Tebow Bill: Making tour child sit on the bench all year.
huck

Charlottesville, VA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#6
Jan 31, 2013
 

Judged:

3

1

central va fan wrote:
I'm curious as to why a student who doesn't attend a high school would want to wear the school's team uniform and represent the school on an athletic team. Especially when there are numerous other opportunities available on travel squads. Would the student be covered under the school's team and travel insurance in case of an injury or accident when theya re nto enrolled at the school?
How else can the student compete in team sports otherwise? Insurance is a non-issue since it can be purchased.
Ron Mexico

Denver, CO

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#7
Jan 31, 2013
 

Judged:

2

1

If those home-schoolers want a job they can come to my house and clean the cages of the living dogs
Hypocrite Central

Charlottesville, VA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#8
Jan 31, 2013
 
Well - if a parent should NOT want their child indoctrinated in the PC world, dumbed down, not taught basic cursive handwriting, and does want to exercise their RIGHTS (not a new one) to raise their child as they see fit - it is NONE of my business, and if they legally live in the jurisdiction of the high school - they should be able to compete. Oh wait....this is going to raise "ire" - They can always go join SOCA and the "everyone gets a trophy" crowd. The ONLY sport where this is germane is Football. There is not AAU/Travel Squad/Boo Williams/Lacrosse Team/Little & Senior League/American Legion available for football - but EVERY major or most middle level colleges are more than aware of the talent in those leagues. Other than Football - I say "TBSS" (Too Bad! So Sad!)
SpiderCat

Charlottesville, VA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#10
Jan 31, 2013
 

Judged:

2

2

1

tired of new rights wrote:
playing on a school sports team is a privilege for eligible students at the school. it is not a right, either for those students or for anyone else in the jurisdiction, just because they pay taxes. school coaches have the authority to decide who makes or doesn't make a team, and whether the kid's parents pay taxes has no bearing on that decision.
I can see you have an unbiased position on this. Lol.

Why do you people not want willing kids to participate in sports ? Are you just grumpy ?

Tell me when this thread is updated: (Registration is not required)

Add to my Tracker Send me an email

Type in your comments below
Name
(appears on your post)
Comments
Characters left: 4000
Type the numbers you see in the image on the right:

Please note by clicking on "Post Comment" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

•••
•••
•••
•••
Enter and win $5000
•••
•••