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Help Fund a Homeschooling Documentary

By December 12, 2012

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Class Dismissed film

Class Dismissed is a full-length documentary that follows a family who pulled their two girls out of one of the highest-rated public schools in the Los Angeles area to try homeschooling.

Their reasons are familiar to many homeschooling families: too much homework, not enough time for family pursuits. It features interviews with some of the top names in homeschooling, including Linda Dobson, Sandra Dodd, and Pat Ferenga.

Begun in January, the film is currently 75 percent complete, and the filmmakers have turned to the crowdfunding website Kickstarter for the money to finish the project. Kickstarter, for those new to the concept, is a site that lets projects of all kinds seek contributions from the general public to help them get off the ground.

But the minimum funding goal must be met to receive any funds. If it is, contributors can receive perks based on the amount of the pledge, including a copy of the DVD and credit in the movie.

Happily for the filmmakers, the Kickstarter campaign for Class Dismissed has already surpassed its goal of $7,000 by more than $2,000. The Kickstarter campaign ends on Friday, December 14, at 8:52 am EST.

Image: Class Dismissed documentary by Jeremy Stuart

Comments

December 12, 2012 at 12:02 pm
(1) Sandy says:

This is great. When trying to explain why we homeschool to others, I always felt people needed to watch a documentary about it to truly understand why we do it and why it is an amazing option. I am so excited that there will finally be one!

December 12, 2012 at 12:22 pm
(2) Leslie says:

Sandy, you are so right.

Which is why I donated to this film, and encourage others to do so.

Our daughter graduated from unschooling at the age of 16, because she found her passions and was actively pursuing them. Many people don’t get how it is possible for a teen to be so self-directed when thy don’t have a school telling them what to do.

class Dismissed with go a long way to explain how this is possible…for all kids.

I wish the producers much success!

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