Laura Ingraham hosted Ken Tilley of the VA High School League and Jeanne Faulconer of the Homeschooling Organization which is advocating that these children be allowed to play high school sports.
Faulconer said homeschoolers parents pay taxes, meet academic standards but that in some areas there aren't opportunities for homeschoolers to play on competitive sports teams.
Tilley said the state is made up of the hundreds of schools that agree to the rules of the league. He said one requirement is that children must be enrolled in a public school. Ingraham made the point that American society is inclusive of any group except those who pay the bills and disagree with liberal orthodoxy promoted in the public schools. She said there must be a middle ground for homeschoolers to be eligible. She feels the rules are bureaucratic and Tilley said the rules are set up for equity. Faulconer responded that homeschoolers have standards and it seems these are ways to keep students out. She said 29 other states are allowing homeschoolers while Tilley said that most of the states have Virginia's requirements. Ingraham asked if illegal immigrants are allowed to play and Tilley said that isn't part of the rules.