New UVA Athlete Speaks Out in Support...

New UVA Athlete Speaks Out in Support of Tebow Bill

There are 10 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Jan 10, 2013, titled New UVA Athlete Speaks Out in Support of Tebow Bill. In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

Lawmakers in Richmond will once again consider the so-called Tebow bill. Albemarle County Delegate Rob Bell reintroduced it this General Assembly session.

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sunny

Charlottesville, VA

#1 Jan 12, 2013
STOP WITH THE TAXES ARGUMENT! It is completely irrelevant and you know it! I pay taxes for lots of things that I am not eligible for.
4justice

Hillsboro, WV

#2 Jan 12, 2013
Good point; no different than those who don't owe or pay taxes that are eligible to play
huck

Charlottesville, VA

#3 Jan 12, 2013
sunny wrote:
STOP WITH THE TAXES ARGUMENT! It is completely irrelevant and you know it! I pay taxes for lots of things that I am not eligible for.
Actually, it's the only relevant point.
american citizen

United States

#4 Jan 13, 2013
sunny wrote:
STOP WITH THE TAXES ARGUMENT! It is completely irrelevant and you know it! I pay taxes for lots of things that I am not eligible for.
what if you became eligible for some of them? Would you refuse them? What about parents of atheletes who pay no taxes? Dead beats. Thier kids are welcomed as under-priveledged.
Sarg

Charlottesville, VA

#6 Jan 13, 2013
While I support Del. Bell in most of his endeavors (including his candidacy for State Attorney General), he is off-base on this one.Home-schooling is a choice people make, and a perfectly viable option, as long as they can show that their children can meet or exceed the same standards that are set for children in the public schools. In so doing they are voluntarily abrogating a privilege paid for by their local and state taxes. This does not entitle them to utilize school programs selectively, any more than not having school-age children any more entitles me to withhold a portion of my tax bill.
Catherine Muskett

Leesburg, VA

#7 Jan 13, 2013
Why don't we look into these states for answers??...Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, Washington state, and Wyoming.

They already know how to handle all the question Director Barbara Coyle mentions here. Is Virginia behind other states?...it seems so.
Lisa

Rocky Mount, VA

#8 Jan 13, 2013
The only issue of concern that really needs to be addressed is the academic requirements. "...insurance, there's staffing, there's the safety of the students and there's the academic requirements..." The other issues should be taken care of with taxpayer money which all county residents are paying. So, if a child can take a standardized test to prove their academic skills are solid, there should be no other barriers. These kids are actually saving the school systems money by not participating in classes every day! Think about the financial effects if every home schooled kid decided to go to school in order to have the "privilege" of participating in sports. And that would be their right which the legislators would not fight. I just don't see the difference!
Think

Charlottesville, VA

#9 Jan 13, 2013
When public schools exclude children because they are home schooled, we can no longer call them public schools. Public schools are becoming highly discriminatory organizations funded by the public. We must, as a society, demand that all children be treated equally.
I say LET THEM PLAY!!!
Ben Franklin

Charlottesville, VA

#10 Jan 14, 2013
Think wrote:
When public schools exclude children because they are home schooled, we can no longer call them public schools. Public schools are becoming highly discriminatory organizations funded by the public. We must, as a society, demand that all children be treated equally.
I say LET THEM PLAY!!!
You've got it backwards. The schools didn't exclude anybody. The home-school crowd excluded themselves and now want to cherry-pick certain programs offered by the public schools.
VirginiaBornandR aised

Blackstone, VA

#11 Jan 29, 2013
Sarg wrote:
While I support Del. Bell in most of his endeavors (including his candidacy for State Attorney General), he is off-base on this one.
That's a misguided opinion.
Sarg wrote:
Home-schooling is a choice people make, and a perfectly viable option, as long as they can show that their children can meet or exceed the same standards that are set for children in the public schools.
Lol, what standards?
Sarg wrote:
In so doing they are voluntarily abrogating a privilege paid for by their local and state taxes.
No, they are exercising a right, not abrogating a privilege. Just because you use big words doesn't make you right, lolz.
Sarg wrote:
This does not entitle them to utilize school programs selectively, any more than not having school-age children any more entitles me to withhold a portion of my tax bill.
LOL!!! EVERYONE uses school programs selectively... You may be too old to remember signing up for classes, but you get to pick and chose. It's not like you have to take every single class a school offers...

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Excerpt From Article XII of the American Declaration of the Rights and Duties of Man:

"Every person has the right to an education, which should be based on the principles of liberty, morality and human solidarity.

Likewise every person has the right to an education that will prepare him to attain a decent life, to raise his standard of living, and to be a useful member of society.

The right to an education includes the right to equality of opportunity in every case, in accordance with natural talents, merit and the desire to utilize the resources that the state or the community is in a position to provide."

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