Tim Tebow Bill Visits the Senate
A bill allowing home school students to play public school sports and other activities might finally catch a Hail Mary pass after years of fumbles. The Senate Education Committee today held a public hearing for legislation named after the Heisman-winning University of Florida quarterback Tim Tebow. Tebow played for his local high school football team while being home-schooled. Proponents say students of tax-paying families should be allowed to participate in extracurricular programs. Opponents say home-schooled students can't pick and choose which parts of public school life they want. Committee Chairman Dick Brewbacker says the bill is gaining momentum and would have been approved by a vote. Earlier this month, the bill passed the Alabama House of Representatives on a 52 to 43 vote after dying in past legislative sessions.