Alabama Inacts the ‘Tim Tebow Act’
Apparently everybody is getting in the act, the Tebow Act that is.
Last month in Alabama, they enacted the "Tim Tebow Act''.
So what is the Tim Tebow Act you may ask?
Well, the Alabama House of Representatives passed a bill that will now require public schools to allow home schooled students to play on sports teams at the public school they are zoned for.
The reason for the name, is because the former Heisman Trophy winner from the University of Florida was home-schooled and played at Nease High School, near Jacksonville, Fla.
The application of this law would begin in Alabama at the 7th grade level.
According to reports, home-schooled students have been allowed on public school teams in Florida since the 1990s, however, the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) opposes the bill.
Since the AHSAA has opposed the bill, it will now go to the Alabama Senate for a vote.
This proposed act would not secure a spot on the team for the student in question, but would allow them the same opportunities as the non-home schooled students to make the team. This would also require that they meet the standard academic requirements.