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Virginia House Approves 'Tebow Bill'

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Legislation is moving forward in Virginia that would allow home-schooled students to play on public school sports teams, according to the Associated Press.

The House of Delegates voted 56-43 to pass the "Tebow bill." The name is a reference to the New York Jets quarterback who was home-schooled but played high school football in Florida. The legislation now goes to the Senate, but the chances of it passing are unclear, especially since the Education and Health Committee killed the same bill last year.

Supporters of the proposal say home-schooled children deserve the opportunity to play sports at public schools because their parents pay taxes to support schools. Opponents say allowing home-schooled students to play is unfair to students who must meet attendance and academic requirements to remain eligible.

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