The various states’ news about Tim Tebow laws have been fascinating, if not troubling at times.
It appears that Tim Tebow, as “the exception”, worked far too hard on academics and mission work, as I read Stephen Dawkin’s opinion from Alabama:
Coaches not fans of Tebow bill Clanton Advertiser Published: April 6, 2009
By Stephen Dawkins
“My thing is that my guys are here all day,” one local football coach said. “I see how they act in class, and they’re out there for fourth block working out every day. I don’t know anything about a kid that’s at home all day.” That unfamiliarity will result in less of an opportunity for playing time.
Tim Tebow, the college football superstar the bill is nicknamed after, is the exception, as Jemison High School Principal Alan Thompson pointed out to the Advertiser on Sunday. Tebow is an exceptional athlete, and any football coach would be thrilled to have him—home-schooled or not.
The slant seems to be that Tim Tebow would have been “able to sleep late” or even ‘watch tv all day’. What homeschooler hasn’t heard those anecdotes, from someone who knows someone that “supposedly” homeschools. Let’s not forget that “supposed homeschoolers” are often seen riding their bikes down the street in the middle of the day. If Coach didn’t see you doing it, then it’s certainly not PE. It must be inconceivable that learning is also done during non-school hours, let alone that kids can enjoy the day heading over to Grandma’s.
“The average home-schooler who wants to participate in a sport at a public school wouldn’t be allowed to compete on an even playing field“. The author’s point seeming to be winning (the game) is everything.
Sis boom BAH.
Here’s the Advertiser article information that Dawkins referred to in his editorial:
Tim Tebow bill makes progress Clanton Advertiser Published April 4, 2009
By Scott Mims