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Should homeschooled athletes be allowed to play with public school sports teams?


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TSLGMom May 22, 2012

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Yes, from a parent of 1 child who goes to regular school and one child that I home school (special needs) I would love it if my homeschool child could be involved in the public school sports or other activities. After all I pay taxes regardless.


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parent2006 May 6, 2012

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Yes! Home schoolers pay public school taxes but believe they can educate their children better than the government schools can. However, they don't individually have the ability to create sports teams so they should have the right to play.


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888mom April 1, 2012

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No. I've been told that they get money for homeschooling so their tax dollars are most likely not used for local school sports. You opt out of public school classes and you opt out of public school sports too.


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ACESParent March 14, 2012

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No. If the family decided to opt out of public schools that means they opt out of everything involved with public schools. They pay taxes for those schools but then so does everyone else. Can they be on a team as well? You want to play, go to school.


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shepherdkiss March 13, 2012

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Of course. They are paying as much in taxes as everyone else so they are entitled to use the facilities. If not a refund will be in order.


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iwouldknow March 11, 2012

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NO. They voluntarily opted out of public or private school. You don't get to choose the parts of going to school you like and leave the rest. Make up a homeschool team or play county rec. They are not subject to the same rules such as grades.


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stgeese February 21, 2012

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No. They are not attending the school and therefore should not be a part of the team.


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MagnetMom January 27, 2012

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Interesting idea. I'd just want to make sure the students are held to the same standards as regular school kids--including grades, and school time. If a kid can practice all day long, it hardly seems fair he take a spot from a regular student.




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