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Education Week: Public Supports Homeschooled Students Playing Public School Sports

Education Week reports on a new poll from Gallup and Phi Delta Kappa which finds that “4 out of 5 Americans believe that homeschoolers should have the opportunity to participate in public school sports.” Support was even higher (85%) among poll respondents who were parents of children currently attending public school.

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.

Vanderbilt University, Homeschooling Goes Under the Microscope, August 2012

Researcher Joseph Murphy examines the history of homeschooling, its exponential growth, the advantages homeschooling can offer, and what the homeschooling movement means for the larger world of education.

NBC 29 (Charlottesville), Homeschoolers Sports Access, October 2012

Charlottesville station NBC 29 interviews VaHomeschoolers Government Affairs Director Amy Wilson about the October Virginia School Boards Association (VSBA) Homeschool Sports Access Discussion Group meeting.

Roanoke Times, Homeschoolers Sports Access, April 2012

VaHomeschoolers Government Affairs Director Amy Wilson writes in support of homeschoolers access to public school sports in this “Point/Counterpoint” series hosted by The Roanoke Times.

Time Magazine, The Home Team, April 2012

Former VaHomeschoolers Board member Jeanne Faulconer and her son Nick are featured in a multi-page article discussing how the ban on homeschoolers playing public school sports in Virginia affects on their family. Also covers the sports access issue from a national level.

SoVa Now, Homeschoolers Gain Yardage, February 2012

Government Affairs Director Amy Wilson is quoted in support of homeschoolers sports access in this article in the South Boston News & Record and Mecklenburg Sun.

Kojo Nnamdi Show, WAMU 88.5, October 2010

Celeste Land, VaHomeschoolers’ Director of Government Affairs and a member of our Board of Directors, was a guest on the Kojo Nnamdi Show on WAMU 88.5 in Washington DC on October 13, 2010.

Fox News, America’s Future Series, September 2008

VaHomeschoolers Government Affairs Chair, Celeste Land was interviewed for the nationally aired Fox News television America’s Future series, “looking at challenges facing the country in the 21st century.” Celeste discussed the diversity of homeschoolers as well as the advocacy work necessary to maintain homeschool rights.


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