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Isaac Sommers
Works at Texas Home School Coalition
Attends Howard Payne University
Lives in Brownwood, TX
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Hi Sarah!

This bill will require school districts to allow home school students to try out for UIL access – it will not allow district-by-district discrimination any longer.

The testing requirement only applies to students whose parents choose to let them try out for UIL – and even then, the test is chosen by the parent, not the state, and administered by a third-party, not the state. This in no way affects the curriculum a parent chooses to home school their child with, any more than taking the SAT or ACT before applying to a college affects one’s curriculum.

While a parent will have to submit a letter stating their child is passing their classes, this only applies if they choose to participate in UIL – if a family doesn’t want to submit that letter for any reason, they are not required to participate. This benefits the families who need this, and doesn’t apply to the families who don’t want this.

THSC certainly supports home school sports and extracurriculars, but we also support educational choice for parents, and parents should be able to choose UIL as an option if they feel that’s what’s best for their child. This bill has not caused restrictions and monitoring in any of the 29 states that have passed this law.

If you have concerns with the specific language of the bill, please let us know and we will be happy to address those!
I understand that UIL gives kids the opportunity to be scoped out by colleges for scholarships, and that is a huge draw.  When we decided to homeschool our children last year, the biggest complaint of our oldest was that he w...
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To all NCFCA competitors: I will be hosting Ziggy Online Debate again this pre-season, starting October 5th! If you (or any competitors you know) want to get some great practice via 10 rounds of an online debate tournament, sign up at www.ziggyonlinedebate.us ! It's only $20, and the experience you'll get will be invaluable. #ncfca   #ziggyonlinedebate  
Ziggy Online Debate is the best pre-season online practice tournament for NCFCA debaters.
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I would, but I'm a tad short of volunteer judges.
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Interested in competing in high school Moot Court? Come to Integrity Communication's 3-day Moot Court Camp, September 19–21! The camp will be led by experienced coach Robert Sommers and 2-time champion Isaac Sommers. We are also offering coaching during the season. Visit www.integritycommunication.us to sign up (8 person minimum)! Contact me if you have any questions. #integritycommunication #mootcourt  
Integrity Communication Speech and Debate Camps are hosted by the Sommers, and our goal is to equip students with necessary skills and values.
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Ah well, I can't after looking at the price :( Good luck to all who can!
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Education
  • Howard Payne University
    Public Policy; Social Sciences (emphasis in jurisprudence), 2014 - present
  • Homeschool
    2010 - 2014
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Male
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Occupation
Public Speaking Coach; Speech and Debate Instructor; Policy Analyst
Skills
Public speaking, policy analysis, debate, moot court
Employment
  • Texas Home School Coalition
    Chief Policy Analyst, 2013 - present
    www.thsc.org
  • Ziggy Online Debate
    Manager, 2011 - present
    Want to get some excellent online debate practice before the season starts? Sign up at www.ziggyonlinedebate.us!
  • Integrity Communication Speech & Debate
    Lead Instructor, 2012 - present
    Integrity Communications focuses on critical thinking skills combined with ethical argumentation for our camps, training students up to be not only successful debaters, but also successful communicators for Christ. www.integritycommunication.us
  • Hill Country Communicators Speech & Debate Club
    Debate Coach, 2012 - 2014
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Brownwood, TX
Previously
Boerne, TX, USA
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Excellent food, really delicious and well-made. -The prices are between $8 and $10 -Pretty good portion sizes -The specialities are often spicy dishes and have a unique blend of vegetables, depending on what you order. There are also very tasty non spicy dishes. The fried rice is a great one. -Eggrolls are very tasty and affordable; I like beef the best. -takeout only, but they're working on finding a better location with dine in tables
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Wonderful experience. Opened a new small checking and savings account so I could use Samsung Pay and haven't had any issues. Staff was friendly and helped me get set up in 15 minutes or less. Great Android app, and when I called them to close my Savings account since I realized I would only be using BoA for checking, they didn't ask any questions, just closed the Savings account in less than 5 minutes. Great work, BoA.
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reviewed a month ago
Prices for main course dishes range from $7 to $13. We went around 6:30 and ordered quickly but the food took at least 20-30 minutes to arrive at the table. They give complimentary chips and salsa (although I found the salsa to be a little bland tasting; others in the group loved it). The flavor of the main course (2 chicken enchiladas with molé sauce) was very good and the portion size was good.
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reviewed 2 months ago
I'm a fan of Chinese food, and this buffet has a pretty good variety. The food is kept warm, and it tastes good. I haven't sampled the non-Asian variety, but quality is good and price is very reasonable.
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My experience at Wells Fargo Boerne has been a pleasant and simple one. Waiting in-branch can take a little while, but they are friendly and helpful once you meet with someone. They notarize things for free, which is nice. They were slow to adopt Samsung Pay, which may indicate a general slowness in adopting new technology, but they've definitely made very welcome improvements on that front. Have not had any major negative experiences with them so far.
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reviewed a month ago
Delicious food, great price ($5 for lunch; $8 for dinner), and enormous portion sizes.
Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
Excellent food, great prices. Good portions and prices from $6 to $9 make for good meals. Burgers are really great, and the 1-pounder is an amazing size for the price. If it's a busy day, there may be a little wait, but it's definitely worth it.
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