Thursday, April 23, the committee hearing for the Tim Tebow bill (SB 2046) in the Senate will be held. If passed, this bill would give home schoolers all across the state the opportunity, if they choose, to participate in UIL extracurricular activities. This would include various types of athletics, as well as band, speech and debate, and more.
Below we have included facts and links to the bill itself for further details.
Call to Support the Bill Today
Please take a moment to call the Senate Education Committee members (below), and kindly ask them to support SB 2046, and email the Senators who support the bill to thank them for their support.
The calls will likely be as simple as the staff asking for your name, zip code, and noting that you support the bill. Your call will make a difference!
Here are some reasons the Tim Tebow bill is good for home schoolers:
- It gives educational opportunities to rural home schoolers with no other extracurricular options.
- It provides options for home schoolers who cannot afford to pay for home school leagues.
- It provides home schoolers scholarship opportunities that may be unavailable to many families.
Senate Committee Members to Call or Email:
Sen. Larry Taylor: Email firstname.lastname@example.org and thank him for him support!
Sen. Eddie Lucio, Jr.: Email email@example.com and thank him for him support!
Sen. Paul Bettencourt: Email firstname.lastname@example.org and thank him for him support!
Sen. Donna Campbell: Email email@example.com and thank her for her support!
Sen. Van Taylor: Email firstname.lastname@example.org and thank him for his support!
Sen. Don Huffines: Email email@example.com and thank him for his support!
Sen. Lois Kolkhorst: Email firstname.lastname@example.org and thank her for her support!
Sen. Sylvia Garcia: Email email@example.com and thank her for her support
Sen. José Rodríguez: (512) 463-0129
Sen. Kel Seliger: (512) 463-0131
Sen. Royce West: (512) 463-0123
More Information About the Tim Tebow Bill
Since there has been some misinformation spread about the bill, we at the Texas Home School Coalition would like to share some facts and articles with you about the bill, explaining what exactly it does, and, most importantly, what it does not do:
- The Tebow bill does not apply to anyone who does not want to participate in UIL.
- The Tebow bill is 100 percent voluntary.
- The Tebow bill will not cause regulation of home schooling.
- The Tebow bill gives parents more choice and more control over their child’s education.
The following two articles will address the concerns raised by some home schoolers, and explain exactly what the bill will and will not require:
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