Free Online Documentary on Homeschooling for View on Thursday, April 9

Now that almost all US families are homeschooling, thanks to school closing sure to coronavirus, there is a lot of anxiety about children learning at home. There is also some poor information floating around about the reality of homeschooling.

To provide some information and reassurance, the producers of a documentary on homeschooling called Class Dismissed is having a FREE Virtual Screening of the movie on Thursday, April 9 at 11 AM Pacific Time/2 PM Eastern Time.

The production company, 3StoryFilms LLC, explained their rationale here:

Before the Coronavirus Pandemic, an estimated 3.5% of students in the U.S. were homeschooled. We are now in an unprecedented time where an estimated 96% of students in the U.S., and similar numbers around the world are educating from home.We’re seeing many homeschool & unschool families lending advice to friends and family new to this concept, which is great. But many don’t have anyone to contact, and even those who have received great advice may not give it an honest try without seeing what it looks like first. We also fear that many are getting the wrong impression of what homeschooling is really like.In an effort to shed light on the topic in an easy-to-digest way, we’re excited to announce that we are holding a FREE Virtual Screening of Class Dismissed this Thursday at 11 am Pacific, 2 pm Eastern. 

We’ve posted the event to Facebook here:

We’ll be sharing the link & special code to that page just before the event

I watched it years ago and thought it was a good introduction to homeschooling. Of course, much of the documentary doesn’t apply right now, because a lot talks about homeschooling coops and group activities that are also temporarily cancelled for now. But it can enlighten some misconceptions about homeschooling, and I hope it will encourage families that their students CAN still continue to learn outside the confines of school.

Here is a trailer for the documentary:

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