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.