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Few Home-Schooled Students Join Public-School Sports Teams

After New Law, Few Home-Schoolers Join Public-School Teams

A year after elimination of a state law that had previously excluded home-schooled children from joining public-school teams, Rachel Thomas from Grove City, Ohio, mustered up the courage and joined Pleasant View Middle School's basketball team. 

"Being home-schooled, people look at you different," she told The Columbus Dispatch. "They see you as anti-social. I didn't know what to expect. The more I talked to [other players], the more they realized there was nothing different about me. They were really accepting and really nice."

Thomas' story is rare, however. Few home-schooled kids participate in public-school sports. None of the home-schooled children in Bexley, Grandview Heights, Hamilton, Upper Arlington and Whitehall [Ohio] participated in public-school sports. One participated in Westerville. At least eight competed on teams for South-Western schools, which had 189 home-schooled students who were eligible. 

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Article by Kassondra Granata, EducationWorld Contributor

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