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Measure Would Treat Home-Schooled Athletes Differently

Anytime a law changes in favor of homeschoolers, people start looking for the loopholes it creates. If only we had that scrutiny for all laws.
At some Utah high schools, home-schooled students play on sports teams with few questions asked. At others, only those enrolled in at least four classes are allowed on teams – even though that requirement has been abolished by the High School Activities Association.
At a Tuesday hearing, Sen. Mark Madsen, R-Lehi, presented a bill to smooth the way for home schoolers’ participation in public school extracurricular activities. SB72, however, raised the potential for other inequities, and for loopholes that could enable student athletes to skirt academic requirements. Read more…

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