On Three Occasions In Two Weeks, WashPost Staffers Attacked Homeschooler-Friendly 'Tebow Bill'

February 20th, 2012 4:43 PM

Sheesh! What have taxpaying homeschooling parents ever done to the Washington Post?

There's a bill working its way through the Virginia General Assembly that would, if passed, require that public high schools in the Old Dominion allow homeschooled children to try out for athletic teams for the school which they would attend  were they enrolled in the public school system. Post staffer Anita Kumar reported on the issue in the February 6 paper. In the two weeks since then, Washington Post staffers and editors published three separate opinion pieces against the HB947, nicknamed the "Tebow Bill."

A search of the Post's website and the Nexis database for "Tebow bill" from February 6 through today yielded no opinion pieces published in favor of the bill, although two brief letters to the editor were published in favor of the legislation.

The anti-"Tebow Bill" columns in order of their print publication are:

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