PEC, Parents Educating Children Celebrates 25 Years Of HomeSchooling In Florida

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Real Estate Agent with International Properties and Investments LLC

Florida is one of the states where you are allowed to home school your children and not only that but through years of lobbying our State House and Congress we have made extremely positive improvements in parents rights to home school their children and in the legal protection to do so. There was a time when parents would go to jail if they did not entrust their children to a public school system.  

Saturday September 15, 2007 at Okeeheelee Park in West Palm Beach adjacent to Wellington Florida PEC celebrated 25 years with a country style picnic at the Alligator Pavilion. It was still quite warm this time of year but we had fun getting together. The kids spent most of the time in organized relays or just free style playing on the popular playground areas next to the pavilion. The money for the food was raised by selling tickets for $3 per person. No tax dollars go to homeschooling families. In fact, all home school families pay taxes for public schools in their property tax bills here in Florida. The homeschool organizations do not want tax benefits for homeschooling because that would lead to state controls over homeschools. 

PEC 25th year celebration Alligator Pavilion Homeschool event Okeeheelee Park Florida

We had over 200 people show up for this event that starting 25 years ago with two moms sitting at a kitchen table trying to decide how they were going to educate their children at home. We have come a long way from hiding out and not going outside during school hours.  I have homeschooled 5 children all the way from K to completion of high school and now we are home schooling our last child who is now 5 years old. 

                                                    PEC meeting Okeeheelee Park West Palm Beach florida
 

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Faina Sechzer-Princeton NJ Real Estate Expert

Faina- Thanks so much! Nestor likes to tease me with, ' I was crazy to marry a woman with 6 kids'. No, it is fun. Yep, it is a lot of work. I had 5 kids all before I was 30, so it was much easier. My 5 year old who I had when I was 42 is taking me for a run for my money.... I get exhausted with him and wonder how did I ever do it with 5 under the age of  8! Thanks so much for your award! Katerina 

September 18, 2007 08:09 AM
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Katerina,

I knew I recognized that park, you are a amazing women.. And I will leave it at that!!

Tom Weiss

September 18, 2007 09:13 AM
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Thanks Tom! I will talk to you tomorrow afternoon. Oh, while I was there I took some amazing photos of Okeeheelee Park and will write a post in the next 2 weeks or so. Make it a great night with your family. Katerina 

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Katerina,

We have several families in my son's scout troop that home school.  I don't think I have the patience for it - I applaud anyone who is successful at homeschooling.   

September 22, 2007 10:44 PM
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Scouting is one of the ways my boys got a lot of socialization while they were homeschooled. Thank you. I don't have patience for public schools. By the time my friends get their kids ready for school, lunches, money, homework, clothes, driving them to school and then picking them up and then helping in school; well I've got my homeschool done in 2 hours! And my kids never had homework! Katerina

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