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Letting Homeschoolers Play in Public Schools

Filed by Michael Cross in Education, Feature, Local News, News, Politics.
October 4, 2011
 

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An Oklahoma lawmaker wants to find a way to get homeschoolers and virtual school students involved in public school activities.

State Representative Gus Blackwell called for an interim study on Tuesday to determine the feasibility of getting non-traditional students into activities at local public schools.

The Goodwell Republican says a student needs extracurricular activities to become a more successful person.

“Playing on the football team, running track, debating or being in academic bowl; these are some of the things that life experiences that contribute to the overall education of a child.”

The Representative from the panhandle says rural students are getting hit hardest by not being allowed to participate with local schools.

He says he’s not sure if it will take legislation or possibly a rule change with the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association to fix the problem.

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