Virginia

'Tebow Bill' vetoed, again, by McAuliffe

McAuliffe: "...Academic inequality."

The Tebow Bill in Virginia has been benched once again.

Legislation that would have allowed home schooled students to participate in public school athletics sanctioned by the Virginia High School League was vetoed for a second consecutive year by Governor Terry McAuliffe. 

The bill, nicknamed after Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow who was home schooled before playing at the University of Florida, would have placed the decision on those types of students playing on public high school teams in the hands of local school boards.

"Allowing home-schooled students to participate in interscholastic competitions would disrupt the level playing field Virginia's public schools have developed over the past century," the governor said in a prepared statement made Monday evening.

Nearly half of the states in the U.S. have passed similar 'Tebow-inspired' legislation.

 


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