This I did not know...I was so impressed 2 years ago at the Heisman ceremony by this young man. I think he has a deep presence about him. I am also very proud to be able to point to a "famous homeschooled kid" for my boys!! Thank you Mr. and Mrs. Tebow!! Thank you.
......Oklahoma does not allow homeschool students to participate in public school athletics. While the state remains in the majority, the number of states allowing homeschoolers to play has grown to 24.
And the movement might get a boost from its highest-profile poster child ever — Tim Tebow.
The Florida quarterback was the youngest of Bob and Pam Tebow’s five children, all of whom were homeschooled by their deeply religious parents. Because of a Florida law that allows homeschoolers to play sports in the public school district where they live, Tebow played football for Nease High School in Jacksonville.
There, he won a state title and national acclaim. A scholarship to Florida followed, and Tebow has since won a national championship and a Heisman Trophy.
Thing is, had Florida not enacted its law in 1996, Tebow wouldn’t have played football in high school.
"None of them would have played,” Tebow’s father once told the Florida Times-Union. "We weren’t going to back off our commitment to homeschooling just to go play football somewhere.”
There are options for homeschoolers in Oklahoma, including several homeschool teams in numerous sports. While those programs are growing, they are still limited.
Could that change?
Could Oklahoma one day have the Tim Tebow Bill on the books?
Read the entire article at the Homeschool Legal Defense Association website.