In theaters June 13-14th only! Join award-winning actor Kirk Cameron as he dives into the adventures of dynamic American families on a mission to put fun and faith back into learning. THE HOMESCHOOL AWAKENING is a film for everyone, no matter what stage of homeschooling they’re in!
Public School Exodus
In the wake of recent school violence and the “woke” movement, families across the nation are waking up and looking at the benefits of homeschooling their children like never before. In his new documentary, THE HOMESCHOOL AWAKENING, Cameron credits remote learning during the pandemic as a catalyst for parents taking a closer look at what their kids were being taught.
“If you look at the public education system, removing prayer from schools, removing God and the Bible from school and replacing those things with progressive ideas, like the Critical Race Theory, Gender Theory, and teaching children to decide whether or not they prefer to be a boy or a girl, to choose their own pronouns, and separating parents from their children’s understanding of sexuality and when, and how they’re exposed to explicit material, these are the kinds of things that parents are saying we’re not down for this anymore,” Kirk said.
“And they are saying, you know what? The public school system has broken trust with us as parents, these kids are precious. God’s given them to us, and we need to do better for them. And so millions are now successfully homeschooling their kids or taking them to private schools that can actually pass on their values, not undermine them,” Cameron added.
Kirk Cameron notes that homeschooling is not just for Christians. People from all faith backgrounds or no faith background at all are jumping into the homeschool arena.
“They’re just looking for a better educational opportunity for their children. And when you think about it, the difference between one-on-one education or one-on-two or three or four or five, is a completely different situation than one teacher and 30 kids in a classroom. And we’re finding out that colleges are actually preferring kids who are homeschooled well because they’re out-of-the-box thinkers, they’re initiative takers, they’re kids who are strong and well-rounded socially. It’s really fantastic,” he said.
Homeschooling for Everyone
THE HOMESCHOOL AWAKENING documents over a dozen families from all kinds of backgrounds who are successfully homeschooling. Some of the homeschooled students are opening businesses, others are traveling the country with their parents and siblings, and still others are doing things like getting their pilot’s license at age 17.
Kirk Cameron also interviewed parents who admitted they once viewed homeschooling negatively.
“I always viewed homeschooling as somewhat of a cult,” one said. Others said they once thought of homeschoolers as “weird” or “abnormal.”
And like those parents, Cameron admits he also once had a “healthy fear” of homeschooling.
“I thought homeschooling was like, you had to be a Quaker or you had to be Amish. I was saying, I mean, does my wife need to wear a floor length, denim jumper, have a head covering and you know, where do we get the uniform?” he joked.
“And then I realized that I was just out of touch with this incredible robust community of people. There are experts and educational professionals creating curriculums that actually incorporate faith and what I’m learning is that parents are not stuck in a system that they’re not happy with,” Kirk said.
Today, six children later – all of whom were homeschooled at one time or another – Cameron says “It’s a wild adventure. It’s freedom and creativity. It’s parent-led education. It’s training up your children in the way they should go.”
The Freedom of Homeschooling
The exodus of families from government schools continues to accelerate nationwide, as families across the nation are discovering the freedom and opportunities of homeschooling — with the world as their classroom. THE HOMESCHOOL AWAKENING explores the ins and outs of homeschooling with honest answers to the most frequently asked questions.
“If you are just interested in a different option than what you currently are stuck with regard to educating your kids, check out THE HOMESCHOOL AWAKENING, because it’s going to give you a lot of hope, and it’s not just me saying this. We have over a dozen families who are going to walk you through their journey, and you’re going to see, in full color, how these families are not just surviving, but thriving,” Cameron said.
If you’re considering homeschooling, this film is definitely worth watching to learn more about it. And it’s not just for parents. Students, grandparents, and anyone interested in the field of education or how best to make our future society thrive should make plans to view this film. Even if you’re critical of homeschooling, don’t jump to conclusions without having seen this eye-opening movie.
If you’re currently homeschooling, it’s great to see what these other homeschoolers are doing. Just don’t compare your homeschool lifestyle to the ones in this film. Every family is different, and your style of homeschooling can be whatever you want it to be. 🙂
THE HOMESCHOOL AWAKENING is coming to theaters for two days only – June 13th and 14th. Plan now to bring your family, church group, homeschool co-op, friends or neighbors! Go HERE to learn more about the film and get tickets.