JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Mississippi lawmakers are saying no to home school students who want play sports in public schools.
Senate Bill 2329 died Thursday when 17 senators voted for it and 31 voted against it.
The bill said home school students could play sports or do activities such as cheerleading or debate at a local public school.
It was named the “Tim Tebow Act” after the Heisman-winning quarterback who was home schooled but played public school sports in Florida.
Republican Joey Fillingane of Sumrall says parents of home school students pay taxes and the children should get to participate in public school activities.
Democratic Sen. Hob Bryan of Amory opposed the bill because home school students wouldn’t have to meet the same academic standards as public school students to participate in activities.