Kirk Cameron: America's Schools Have Become 'Public Enemy Number 1'
Calls on Americans to put faith into 'homeschool awakening'
Actor Kirk Cameron is calling on Americans to turn away from the public school system and put their faith into a "homeschool awakening" instead.
In an upcoming documentary, the former Growing Pains star declares that the schooling system has become "public enemy number one."
Cameron warns that there is a need to shift to homeschooling children because of the "immoral things that the public school system has been teaching our children."
This week, Cameron announced a new documentary titled "The Homeschool Awakening" – which he has been working on for the last two and a half years.
In a post on Instagram, Cameron said it's time for “us parents to cultivate the hearts, souls, and minds of our children.”
He warns that parents must step away from the public school system which he claimed is “actively working against us.”
The synopsis of Cameron's upcoming documentary:
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.
Cameron shared a teaser for the trailer of "The Homeschool Awakening" on YouTube.
In the trailer, the parents try to counter stereotypes that homeschooling is a "cult" and that homeschooled children 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 proclaims, "No one's gonna love our children more than we do."
A homeschooled teen revealed, "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 popular actor said.
"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 in the U.S. soared during the pandemic.
ABC News reported earlier this month, "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."
“The Homeschool Awakening” will only be shown in movie theaters on June 13-14.