The 2013 Virginia Governor’s race sets the agenda for this discussion because a gubernatorial candidate has aligned himself with HSLDA and a candidate for lieutenant governor has taken a pro-tax credit view painted as having universal support by homeschoolers in Virginia, which it does not. However, it’s also a timely reminder that VaHomeschoolers needs to say, once again, that homeschoolers have a variety of views on legislative issues, and they hail from many different religious, political, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Homeschool Sports Access: HB 1442 Senate Committee Hearing Results
HB 1442 Senate Committee Hearing: Thursday, 2/14 at 8 a.m.; Home Education Month; Parental Rights; Various Education Bills
Washington Post: ‘Tebow bill’ would let home-schoolers try out for public school teams, February 2013
VaHomeschoolers’ student interns Micah Fitz and Sydney Bowman along with their mothers were interviewed for this Washington Post article on the Homeschoolers Sports Access bill being debated in the Virginia General Assembly this session. VaHomeschoolers’ Director of Government Affairs, Amy Wilson was also quoted.
Christian Post: Va. Legislature Considering ‘Tim Tebow Bill’ for Homeschooler Athletes, February 2013
Amy Wilson, director of Government Affairs for The Organization of Virginia Homeschoolers is quoted in this Christian Post article about homeschoolers’ sports access in Virginia.
Sports Access Bill Succeeds on House Floor
Sports Access Update: House Success, Senate Hearing Expected
Time Change: House Education Committee Hearing on Monday, 1/28 at 8:30 a.m.
House Subcommittee Approves HB 1442. SB 812 “Passed by” for the Day. Next Hearing Expected Monday, 1/28 at 9a.m.
Press Release: House Subcommittee Agrees With Over Two-Thirds of Virginians: Let Homeschoolers Play!
With homeschooling families looking on, a subcommittee of the House of Delegates’ Education Committee voted 7 to 1 this morning in favor of sending HB 1442 to the full committee for consideration.