Outside, Wanting In

Home schoolers won the right to escape the public system. But should they be able to play on its teams?

The Tolberts of Pinckney, in southeastern Michigan, are all very tall. It can be hard for girls to be big, which is one reason James and Denise Tolbert were happy that Kristina, their 16-year-old, 6-ft. 3-in. daughter, wanted to play basketball. But Pinckney High School won't let Kristina on the team. Like virtually all schools in the state, Pinckney has a rule that no one can play any sport unless she's enrolled. And Kristina and her brother Josh (only 14 and already 6 ft. 2 in.) are home schooled.

Now James Tolbert has sued the school system to change those rules....

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