In pursuit of equal opportunity

With the growing dissatisfaction with public education and the rising costs of private education, an increasing number of parents choose to teach their children at home. In New York state, such a decision denies young runners the chance to compete in high school meets, let alone to enter sectional and state championships.

New York state regulations direct that participants in interscholastic sports must be students in secondary schools that are registered with the State Education Department. However, these regulations also permit non-enrolled students to participate in intramural activities, but delegate specific policies to individual boards of education. Read more…

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