Class Dismissed: First-Ever Homeschooling Documentary

Really? There’s never been a full-length doc on homeschooling?

Apparently this is true.

Here’s the skinny via vid:

I can’t help but wonder how non-homeschoolers will respond to this? A lot of what is said near the end of the video really resonates with me personally–especially about the importance of the journey over the end product. But will some folks be turned off by strong, anti-public education vibe?

Bird walking a little, but you know what always amazes me?

When I encounter (both online and in real life) former, trained teaching professionals who opt out of the system for their own children’s education. I still sort of cringe at the idea that homeschooling is frowned upon or dismissed in some circles as a curiosity–or worse. And yet I don’t think that all public school education is, by definition, “bad.”

I do think there’s a lot that can be improved upon, however. And for us, that journey to improvement begins at home. When teachers themselves leap off the grid, too, I feel validated. I’ll admit it. Not that I need validation, but still… I like it.

P.S. I learned about this documentary from The Pioneer Woman’s homeschool feed. I must say that out of all the blog reading that I’ve done in recent months, her homeschool content is fast becoming one of my faves.

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  1. Ex-teacher homeschooling her gifted children here too!! I started out doing part-time teaching and homeschooling, but the gulf between the joy at home and burden of school got too great for me, so I quit altogether. I’m poor but I’m happy (and so are my kids!). Glad I found your blog 🙂

    • Thanks for the note, Ingrid, and especially for sharing your story. Glad you found me, too. =)

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