January 31, 2012
Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow's faith and success on the football field this year hasn't just captured the attention of sportswriters nationwide or sparked the use of a new verb ("Tebowing") this year. If some legislators have their way, it could pave a whole new avenue for homeschooled students to be able to play on organized sports teams at their local public schools, WORLD News Service reports. Tebow, now 24, grew up in Florida, one of 24 states with "equal access" laws that allow homeschoolers to participate in extracurricular activities at public schools. But in recent years, at least three other states -- Alabama, Arkansas and Kentucky -- have introduced bills specifically named after Tebow to have the same privilege, and Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell said he would support similar legislation introduced there this year. "Homeschool parents pay taxes just like everybody else," McDonnell said. "It's just fair."