Tebow Bill Update

The “Tim Tebow Bill” that would allow Texas home schooled students to take part in extracurricular activities in the public school district in which they reside passed out of the Texas Senate on Thursday. While news articles accurately say the bill passed on a 21-7 vote, that is not the whole story. … [Read more...]

Alex Brace Story

After the divorce, Wesley Brace opted to home school his young daughter, Alex. For him, this was the best way to invest in her life. His former wife, however, disagreed. She believed that home schooling would make Alex “weird” and she filed for full custody. That was twenty years ago. Because … [Read more...]

TPRRA Update

The last few days in the Texas Legislature have seen movement on our Texas Parental Rights Restoration Act (TPRRA). On April 23 Sen. Royce West finally scheduled a hearing for the TPRRA bill (SB 1194 by Sen. Donna Campbell) in the Senate Committee on Jurisprudence as well as his bill (SB 1148), … [Read more...]

Tebow Effects

Do Tim Tebow bills jeopardize vibrant home school sports programs? ● Home school athletics have thrived since Florida enacted its Tim Tebow bill in 1996. A year later, in 1997, Florida’s largest home school sports association was created (CHAA Saints). That association employs more than 70 … [Read more...]

Tim Tebow Bill – Addressing Concerns

SB 929 by Paxton/HB 1374 By Dutton A small but vocal contingent of home school families has voiced concerns that the Tim Tebow Bill will lead to increased regulation of home schools. The Texas Home School Coalition has received a wealth of support from an overwhelming majority of home schoolers who … [Read more...]

Vote HB 1374 Out!

This week I followed up with Rep. Jimmie Don Aycock, chairman of the House Public Education Committee. He had previously expressed his support for HB 1374, the “Tim Tebow Bill,” which would allow Texas home schoolers to participate in UIL activities. He told me that he would not allow a vote on … [Read more...]