Maryland bill to allow homeschoolers in extracurricular activities

Delegate George C. Edwards has introduced a bill that would let home-schooled students in Maryland take part in public school extracurricular activities, but the school superintendent in the county he represents does not support it.

Edwards said he was not specifically asked to submit the bill, but felt there was a need for this after talking to different people. Many constituents teach their children at home for religious reasons.

�Most of our home-schoolers are doing it for religious purposes and do participate in community activities with youngsters their own age,� he said. �These kids play together on youth league football, bicounty basketball, Little League and Pony League until they get to the organized level of high school and then they can�t participate because they aren�t in school. Read more…

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