Frustrated with the traditional school system, a family in Los Angeles pulls their two children out of one of the highest-rated schools in the area and takes their education into their own hands. In the quest to better their children's lives, they must overcome long-standing assumptions about education and face the social ramifications of their bold decision.
Class Dismissed will challenge viewers to take a fresh look at what it means to be educated in the 21st century and offer up a radial new way of thinking about the process of learning.
Class Dismissed - Extended Interview with Pat Farenga
Enjoy this extended interview with Pat Farenga from the film Class Dismissed.
Patrick Farenga worked closely with homeschool pioneer, John Holt, for four years until Holt’s death in 1985. He is the President of Holt Associates Inc. and was the Publisher of Growing Without Schooling magazine (GWS) from 1985 until it stopped publishing in Nov. 2001. GWS was the nation’s first periodical about homeschooling, started by Holt in 1977.In addition to writing for GWS for twenty years, he’s the author of The Beginner’s Guide To Homeschooling and Teach Your Own: The John Holt Book of Homeschooling.