There is currently a major debate going on in the Virginia legislature over whether or not home-schooled kids should be allowed to play on public school sports teams. Many home-schooling parents are saying their children should be allowed to. I say they shouldn’t.
Don’t get me wrong, I am very much an advocate of home-schooling. However, it just seems to me that home-schooling parents want to have things both ways here. On one hand, they don’t want any part of the public school system. But on the other hand, they want their kids to be able to enjoy one of the major benefits of that same public school system, at the expense of other kids (and parents) who have stuck with said school system. Sorry, but that just doesn’t seem right to me.
Now something I would support is the idea of all the home-schooled kids in a given locale getting together and forming their own team(s) to compete against the public school teams. Their teams could even join the same leagues or districts that the public school teams are in. The public school systems would probably welcome such a concept, as many public school sports teams have difficulty filling out their schedules each season.