Parents who home school pay education taxes. Sadly they cannot chose what activates their children can benefit from because of anti-Christian bigotry within the Educrat lobby:
The House Education Committee voted 10-5 to reject legislation that would have greatly broadened the ability of home-school student to play sports or take part in music, debate or other competitive school events.
Under the current law that's been in place since 2003, the school district sets requirements for participating in extracurricular activities, such as whether the home-school student needs to take courses from the district to qualify.
The bill's prime sponsor, Rep. Sue Peterson, R-Sioux Falls, said some school districts don't have any course requirements and others vary. The legislation would have stripped school districts of the authority to set their local requirements.
The requirement set by the Sioux Falls district is four courses, according to testimony Monday. Peterson said her two oldest sons went through the public school system and their youngest has been home-schooled since fourth grade.
"This is a pro-student bill. It's not an anti-public school bill. It's not an extracurricular bill. It's a pro-student bill," Peterson said.
The state Department of Education and the South Dakota High School Activities Association opposed the measure, HB 1123. So did the Associated School Boards, the School Administrators of South Dakota and the large schools coalition.
Here is the list of opponents who testified:
Melody Schopp, Department of Education
Lindsay Riter-Rapp, SD Highschool Activities Association
John Krogstrand, SDHSAA
Wade Pogany, Associated School Boards of South Dakota
Robert Monson, School Administrators of South Dakota
Dianna Miller, Large School Group
Larry Nelson, Sioux Falls School District
Sad that South Dakota taxpayers fund these lobbyists who support higher sales taxes, but show disrespect toward those who pay them.
Here is the list of liberal legislators who voted to kill the bill:
Ring, Smith, Kettwig, Glanzer, Campbell, Tulson, Stevens, Tieszen, Holmes, Johns
So much for the propaganda that liberals support choice, diversity, inclusiveness, and equality. Those are only for groups they agree with. I am surprised Campbell joined in with them.