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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.