JACKSON, Miss.-- Homeschool kids around Mississippi are looking at a law that could allow them to participate in public school extra-curricular activities.
There are at least 30 different states that have a "Tebow Law" on the books that allow home-schoolers to play sports and such within public school districts.
The law received that name after now NFL football player Tim Tebow played high school ball in Florida for a public school while he was home-schooled.
Dr. Bonnie Ward from the Jackson Classicial Homeschool Program says, "Mississippi is one of the last regulated states in the country for homeschool education."
And that's how most people would like to keep it according to Dr. Ward. She says, "Mississippi does not want more regulation for the state."
But not having any regulation poses a problem for schools district around the state wanting to allow homeschool students to participate. Many have proposed having grades for just the homeschool students that want to participate shown to the school, along with birth certificates and other documents.
This regulation is one of the many topics of debate around the subject.
Even with the proposed regulation Dr. Ward adds, "There are many homeschool families that would like to participate in extra-curricular activities."
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