Skip to comments.Wisconsin homeschoolers now can play on public school teams
Posted on 08/04/2015 1:17:36 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
Homeschoolers in Wisconsin will soon be able to participate in public school sports, thanks to a new measure recently signed into law by Governor Scott Walker.
Previously, homeschooled students in Wisconsin were not allowed to play on public school sports teams. But Scott Woodruff of the Home School Legal Defense Association says the new law allows them to try out for teams at public schools.
I think for many folks who were initially opposed to it, it was almost kind of a turf issue, he says. People thought, Okay, homeschool students might be part of our community, but they dont attend this public school, so they cant be on the team even though their parents fund the program through their tax dollars."
He says Governor Walker did veto a small section of the bill prohibiting school districts from being members of athletic associations that do not require member districts to comply with the law. That veto led to some confusion about what the law actually says.
The necessary part of the bill was in paragraph A, where it says that a school board shall permit a homeschooled student to participate in sports, the attorney explains. So the part the governor vetoed was nonessential, but a couple of organizations misunderstood his veto and publicly said homeschoolers cant play sports, which of course is wrong, and that created a lot of confusion.
Wisconsin is now the 31st state to allow homeschoolers to play on public school teams.
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So.. they don’t attend the school, but can be on the team?
Fine.. I’m not the CEO of Exxon, can I still get the benefits?
If you are a stockholder, yes. People who home-school their kids are still required to pay that portion of their property taxes that go to fund schools.
logical. Homeschoolers pay the same taxes so they should be allowed to partake in the same benefit. (I wonder if private school students can do the same if their school has no sport program)
Their parents pay their taxes to support the public schools, and their kids are of age. If they live in the district, they should be able to participate.
It’s about time their families get to use some of the services they help pay for.
But if you rant and rave about public schools being crap
then you ought to stay off the sports team.
I knew I liked this guy.
Sorry, if you want to cry about the school and hate all over it..
No, your little cherubs should not be on any teams. Ever. At all.
Got School Spirit?
No. Just contempt. Go find your own team, Fauntleroy.
Scott Walker signs Bill to allow homeschoolers to play on public school sports teams.
FReep Mail me if you want on, or off, this Wisconsin interest ping list.
Are you afraid of the competition?
There’s a good chance these kids are going to overhear some ungodly talk while in the locker room.
I guess that’s a lot better than classroom indoctrination though.
I think there’s a crucial difference between these two concepts.
The children of taxpayers are qualified to attend these schools and have access to their athletic programs. If they wish to opt in, they should be able to, participating in the school education process or not.
The owners of stock are never qualified to get top executive salaries or benefits. I don’t believe there is any supporting reason for them to be able to opt in.
We’re talking two different types of situations here. I don’t see a way to compare them favorably.
I think it was a fun suggestion, but I don’t see more than that in it.
Personally? No, I ain't played high-school football since 1981.
Just seems like folks that disdain a whole system ought not to be able to pick and choose parts they like.
If they hate the school.. then hell no they shouldn't be on that school's team.
In Wisconsin, private schools can co-op with any other school to let their students play a sport they don’t offer.
Home schooled kids could participate in other extracurriculars in public schools for years.
Do their parents pay taxes to the schools?
We’ve been doing this in Florida for years. Good for Wisconsin.
Without a doubt.
But they think they are better.. stronger, faster.. and they hate the school.
Tell me.. would you want someone on your team that HATES the team?
Would you hire someone that hates your business? Would you like
to be FORCED to do so, because they pay taxes in your district?
Then get out of those parents’ wallets. See how this works?
One doesn’t have to hate the local public school to wish to avail oneself of a better educational outcome via homeschooling.
Your argument is slim to non-existent.
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