The pro argument seems to rest solely on some mythical taxpayers' rights. Paying taxes does not grant any inherent rights and, furthermore, they do not solely fund education. Those bating that they should be compensated for not using public resources like schools, might want to do some research on just how much of their tax dollars do go to education.
Those in opposition seem to share some of my own sentiments. For example, there are some serious ethical issues when it comes to reporting grades and conduct of athletes. Can it be trusted that every homeschool family would be forthcoming in reporting their child's grades/ GPA which make them eligible to play sports in public schools? Would conduct issues that seem minor as they are typically only exposed to loved ones and in contained environments be disclosed or left to be disruptive in PS sports program?
There's the looming notion of athletics being valued over academics. Period.
Then there's just the fact that this is ridiculous. To think we won't send our kids to a public school but will use their athletic program is incomprehensible. As I explained to my husband while in a heated debate about this, schools are microcosms of society. Students are contributing citizens in more than just what sport they might play if they play at all. It's unfair to those who invest any time or effort into that society for an outsider to come in and use resources without contributing or even caring about that society. It really comes off as trying to have your cake and eat it too.
If you want your kid to play ball or whatever for a public school, they should attend that school. If you're going to homeschool, commit to it on every level including the sucky athletics. I've opted out of the public school system(s) in Memphis...ALL the way out.
*drops mic and walks away*