Home-School Advocates Fight for Extracurricular Activity Participation

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Nearly 800 Arkansas home-schoolers and their families descended on the Capitol Tuesday, pushing for expanded extracurricular options. 

Two bills heading through the legislature aim to amend what's known as the "Tim Tebow" law. If passed, they would allow home-schoolers to take part in activities at private schools and public schools out of their resident district. 

"We have over 20,000 home-schoolers in Arkansas, which would make us the second or third largest school district in the state if we were a district... We just want them to be able to have that flexibility if they do live closer," Lisa Crook, Director of the Education Alliance, said.

Under the Tim Tebow Law, kids can take part in activities at their nearby public school if they take at least one class there. The Senate Education Committee is set to take up one of the Amendment Bills Wednesday. 

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