Homeschooled Red Sox

In many states, homeschooled students cannot play on public school sports teams. Homeschoolers should fight for equal rights—they pay taxes to support those schools—but big talent has a way of beating discrimination. That's the big news encapsulated in a tweet last week from the Wake County (N.C.) Homeschooled Warriors: Warriors pitcher Pat Goetze signed a contract with the Boston Red Sox and headed to the Red Sox training facility in Fort Myers, Fla.

As blogger Izzy Lyman informed me, "Pat has never played on a public or private school sports team. He found alternatives, outside the mainstream, to exercise his talents and stuck with them."

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