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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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Public Speaking Coach; Speech and Debate Instructor; Policy Analyst
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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
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Boerne, TX, USA
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PROS: -The prices are between $8 and $10 -Pretty decent price for the portion sizes -The dishes tend to be spicy and have a unique blend of vegetables, depending on what you order. I like the main dishes. -Eggrolls are very tasty CONS -takeout only, but they're working on finding a better location with dine in tables
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Delicious food, great price ($5 for lunch; $8 for dinner), and enormous portion sizes.
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reviewed 2 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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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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