Actor Kirk Cameron is pressing Americans to put more faith in a “homeschool awakening” in a new documentary in which he warns of a need to get more kids out of government-run public schools because of the “immoral things” they have “been teaching our children.”
Last week Cameron announced the new doc, titled, “The Homeschool Awakening,” a project that he’s been working on for two-and-a-half years. Here’s a synopsis of it:
Families across the nation are experiencing the homeschool awakening, taking advantage of the freedom and opportunities for self-discovery — with the world as their classroom. 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 explores the ins, outs, and honest answers to homeschooling’s most frequently asked questions.
The “Growing Pains” actor released a trailer of the documentary on YouTube and in it, parents are seen attempting to counter homeschooling stereotypes including accusations that it is a “cult” and that children taught at home are “weird.”
“The freedom we had was so worth the small sacrifice it was to teach the kids,” one mother explains in the trailer. “Now 12 years later, I realize it wasn’t a sacrifice – it was a total gift.”
A father states emphatically: “No one’s gonna love our children more than we do.”
A homeschooled teen noted, “And the greatest gift that I was given was my own identity. My parents gave me that.”
Cameron declared, “Since the pandemic, we’ve been made grossly aware of the inaccurate and the immoral things that the public school system has been teaching our children and our grandchildren. And it’s up to us as parents to cultivate the hearts and minds and souls of our children toward what is good, toward what is right, beautiful, and true.”
“The public school system, unfortunately, has not been working with us, but actively working against us,” Cameron declared. “In my opinion, the public school system has become public enemy No. 1.”
“We need to take back the education of our children because whoever controls the textbooks controls the future,” the actor added. “Whoever’s shaping the hearts and minds and souls of our children will determine whether or not we live in a free country.”
“And whether we have freedom of speech and economic freedom and educational and political freedom and religious freedom,” he continued. “If these things are important to you, as I believe they are, join me. It’s time for a homeschool awakening.”
Homeschooling exploded during the COVID-19 pandemic, as kids were forced to remote learn from home.
“In 18 states that shared data through the current school year, the number of homeschooling students increased by 63% in the 2020-2021 school year, then fell by only 17% in the 2021-2022 school year,” ABC News reported earlier this month.
“The Homeschool Awakening” will only be shown in movie theaters on June 13-14, The Blaze reported.
The loss of public school students has really been pronounced in crazy California, where ruling Democrats have continued to force their left-wing cultural rot down parents’ throats, as CalMatters noted:
In the last two years, school closures due to COVID-19 accelerated enrollment losses but the resumption of in-classroom instruction did not stem the hemorrhage. “Enrollment is down from 6,002,523 in 2020–21 to 5,892,240 in 2021–22, a decrease of more than 110,000 students and 1.8% from the prior year,” the state Department of Education reported. “ This follows a steady decline in public school enrollment statewide since 2014–15.”