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For the forseeable future, home schooled Virginians will not be able to participate in high school sports.
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For the forseeable future, home schooled Virginians will not be able to participate in high school sports.

Legislation to let home-schooled children play sports in public schools has died in the Virginia General Assembly.

Virginia's Senate Education and Health Committee voted 8-7 earlier today to reject the measure known as the "Tim Tebow bill."

The bill would have allowed home-schooled children to play sports on their local public school's team -- just like the Heisman-trophy winning quarterback who went on to play for the Denver Broncos.

Supporters of the bill say homeschool families pay the same taxes as everyone else. Opponents argue it's unfair to let kids play who aren't held to the same academic eligibility standards.

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