Homeschool Exclusion Stirs Heated Debate

LOS ALAMOS� High school freshmen Heidi Lewis and Brian Davenport have a winning speech competition routine, but it didn’t do them much good at this year’s state tournament.

The entire Jemez Mountain Homeschool Speech and Debate Team can no longer compete in tournaments because they are not members of the New Mexico Activities Association.

And, as home-schoolers, they can’t become members under the current regulations.

Team members are angry and disappointed� the team has been participating in state tournaments for seven years. Read more…

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