The number of homeschooled children in the U.S. has nearly doubled from 850,000 in 1999 to 1.5 million in 2007. It is estimated that in Connecticut last year, there were just over 15,000 students being homeschooled. Along the way, one of the dilemmas faced by parents of would-be athletes was this: could they play on the local high school team if they didn't attend the school? In 29 states, including Tim Tebow's state of Florida, they can. Since Tebow became a national phenomenon with the Denver Broncos, and the high school exploits of the homeschooler gained notoriety, more states are now pondering the possibilities according to TIME magazine.
Twelve states are now considering legislation to approve the practice. Connecticut - at least thus far - is not one of them. Tebow's new football home, New York, is. Wonder if they need someone to headline a legislative hearing?