From the Rumor Mill: Tim Tebow to Visit Arkansas?

In response to the phone calls we’ve received (and likely will continue to receive) at our office: Rumors are circulating that Tim Tebow plans to visit Arkansas in support of SB 842. We are trying to find out if the rumors are true, but as of right now, we do not know.

As we reported last week, Sen. Baker (R-Conway) filed SB 842, the Tim Tebow home school bill, that would give home school students the opportunity to try out for extracurricular activities in their local school districts.  These activities would include athletics, fine arts, band, and others.

A number of home schoolers support this bill because it gives them more diverse options–both academic and extracurricular–for their education (Note: Home schoolers are already permitted under state law to attend classes offered through their local school districts, where available).

Tim Tebow is a Heisman Trophy winner and a former home school student.  He currently attends the University of Florida, and quarterbacks the Florida Gators.  We are not sure if he plans to visit Arkansas (he is, after all, a full-time college student and a star quarterback, which is more than enough to keep someone busy), but we will let you know as soon as we hear something definite; we understand that many Arkansans would love to have the opportunity to hear Mr. Tebow speak in support of this bill.

We will keep you updated.  Take a look at our Twitter and Facebook accounts for up-to-the-minute news from the Arkansas Education Alliance.

About David Cox

David is a former home school student. In 2007 he graduated from John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, with a bachelors degree in Business Administration. He currently works as Education Alliance's primary IT employee, webmaster, and blogger. David and his wife live in Little Rock.
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2 Responses to From the Rumor Mill: Tim Tebow to Visit Arkansas?

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  2. Robin Osburn says:

    I am a homeschooling mom and have homeschooled all 3 of my children from the very beginning. My oldest son will be a sophomore, my second son will be a 7th grader and my daughter will be a 3rd grader. It is challenging sometimes but very rewarding. I am definitely in favor of the Tim Tebow bill. My children have played baseball, basketball and football through our community ball association but it only goes through the 6th grade. Once they start the 7th grade it all goes through the school. I would like for them to participate with our local school district instead of the homeschool group. My children have made friendships in our community that I would like for them to be able to continue through their involvement of sports. I also live in a rural area so a drive into Little Rock would be timely and very costly as opposed to a 5 to 10 minute drive to our local school. Our taxes support our local school district and I would like to be able to benefit from that. Also, my children do very well in their education. My husband and I hold them to high standards and they would easily meet the standards that are set by the school district or the AAA to participate in extra curricular activities. Thank you for your consideration. Robin Osburn