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ABOUT HEF

HOME EDUCATION IN FLORIDA
IS LEGAL BECAUSE OF HEF.

In 1984, there were no laws in Florida that made home education legal, but the Dickinsons desired to change the law.

Craig and Brenda contacted Rep. Daniel Webster (R-Orlando) and Sen Dick Langley (R-Clermont) and worked with them to pen and introduce a bill. The bill passed the Legislature, but Gov. Bob Graham's staff placed the bill on a recommend veto list.  However, the Dickinsons met with the Governor, Craig was able to address his concerns, and the Governor signed the bill into law. When the sunset provision was up two years later, Governor Martinez signed it permanently into law

Why HEF Exists

We are full-time lobbyists. We serve families in Florida by protecting their home education freedoms, creating opportunities, speaking on their behalf at the Capitol, organizing the grassroots lobbying efforts. informing them about issues that affect them, assisting them with challenges to their home education program.

Our Vision

We want to give parents the freedom to direct their child's education and provide families with a broad range of choices and opportunities to meet the education needs of their children.

ABOUT TBHC

Educate, Inspire, Empower.

It all started with a vision. A vision to educate, a vision to inspire, a vision to empower.  A vision to bring together all the key players in our homeschool community - parents, educators, business leaders, co-ops, and students - for connection and collaboration.  From that vision, Tampa Bay Homeschool Conference was created.  The inaugural premier event brought all this and more to Tampa Bay in the summer of 2023.

TBHC + HEF

Educate
Inspire
Empower!

Why we work together.

HEF is supported solely by contributions of Florida home educators. We must maintain a full-time lobbyist in Tallahassee to protect your rights.

Join the TBHC

Community

Whether you're a current homeschooler, a curious parent, or someone who believes in inspiring the next generation of children — we'd love to hear from you!
 

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