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New homeschooling movie, "Class Dismissed" in post-production stage

The crew filming an interview with John Holt associate, Pat Farenga.
The crew filming an interview with John Holt associate, Pat Farenga.
photos courtesy of Jeremy Stuart

The new homeschooling movie "Class Dismissed : A Film About Learning Outside of the Classroom is in its final stages of production. Editor/director/producer Jeremy Stuart has been spending countless hours editing the results of filming that began in August of 2010. Mr. Stuart and his team interviewed such homeschooling experts as Pat Farenga, Blake Boles and Sandra Dodd, and followed one new homeschooling family for a year and a half in their efforts to document the different approaches to learning at home and the growth nationwide of home education.

The film poses questions about the meaning of education, whether or not great education can occur without school, and whether learning outside of the traditional classroom can provide sufficient educational enrichment to allow children to flourish. Viewers are challenged to reconsider their views about the meaning of and means of attaining a great education. The goal of the filmmakers is to present educational options to people of all religious or political affiliations. Many people are dissatisfied with the current public education system, but are unaware of or are afraid of any other option. "Class Dismissed" aims to open discussion and dialogue on the subject of education and educational options.

The final editing is set to be completed by the end of this year and the film will be released in the spring of 2014. It will be shown at film festivals and at independent theaters around the country. "Class Dismissed" will also be made available on DVD and live streaming. A teaser trailer is presently posted on YouTube. The film's process can also be followed on Facebook and Twitter.

However, funds are still needed to assist with final production, distribution and marketing costs. Any contributions are welcome and can be made on this site. Those with special skills in marketing, fundraising or grant writing are also encouraged to contact Mr. Stuart.