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MIAA Advocacy: Home Education and High School Athletics

In 1995, following two years of effort on the part of homeschoolers in Massachusetts, the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) approved their Requirements for Home Educated Student Athletes. The story of that political and legal effort to gain eligibility for high school-age homeschool students to play on sports teams is recounted in "The Right to Play: Homeschoolers and High School Athletic Teams," in Growing Without Schooling #105, June/July 1995. From the article:

"Of all our experience, the aspect of our success that I think could most readily be emulated in other states, and which was a key factor in our success, was our strong coalition of statewide organizations."

The Right to Play: Homeschoolers and High School Athletic Teams - the entire article in .pdf form (Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)

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