As I mentioned yesterday, this morning I had the good fortune to meet and be interviewed by Jeremy Stuart for him upcoming film “Class Dismissed”. I’m so excited to be a part of this project in some small way, because Jeremy has interviewed an amazing group of leaders and thinkers in the alt-ed, homeschool/unschool movement, including Dale Stephens, Sandra Dodd, Dayna Martin, Jerry Mintz and, tomorrow, Pat Farenga.
Like any independent filmmaker, budget is always an issue, and I encourage all of you to donate even just a few dollars to keep production of this film on schedule. I believe it will be right up there with “Waiting for Superman” and “Race to Nowhere” as far as impact. It will make a larger segment of the population aware that there is an option for their kids beyond school; an option that may usurp all the others and finally bring about the education reform so many have talked about for the last 40+ years. As Jeremy and I discussed today, school is NOT synonymous with education. This film will go a long way in driving that point home.
Thank you Jeremy for making the film. Thank you Lisa Nielsen, not only for hosting us today but for your tireless work on behalf of children and families across the country who feel that more testing, longer hours in the classroom and simply more of the same is not the way to go, either for our kids or our future.