Sheesh! What have taxpaying homeschooling parents ever done to the Washington Post?
There's a bill working its way through the Virginia General Assembly that would, if passed, require that public high schools in the Old Dominion allow homeschooled children to try out for athletic teams for the school which they would attend were they enrolled in the public school system. Post staffer Anita Kumar reported on the issue in the February 6 paper. In the two weeks since then, Washington Post staffers and editors published three separate opinion pieces against the HB947, nicknamed the "Tebow Bill."
A search of the Post's website and the Nexis database for "Tebow bill" from February 6 through today yielded no opinion pieces published in favor of the bill, although two brief letters to the editor were published in favor of the legislation.
The anti-"Tebow Bill" columns in order of their print publication are:
- Metro section columnist John Kelly's February 7 column "Virginia homeschoolers can't have their cake and eat it too."
- The Washington Post's editorial board's February 18 item, "The playing field: Home-schoolers on public school teams is not the answer."
- Washington Post sports reporter Preston Williams's February 19 Outlook section piece, "If you suit up for a school, you should sit in its classrooms, too"
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