All around the world parents are beginning to wake up to the fact that learning and schools are not synonymous and as such are moving towards homeschooling, unschooling and other alternative ways of learning outside of the traditional school model. … Continue reading
Through the 300+ screenings of Class Dismissed, we’ve discovered a large number of unexpected audiences whose lifestyles, backgrounds, or learning styles correlate well with the messages and experiences shown in the Class Dismissed movie. Here are the top 10 audiences … Continue reading
On October 29th we posted a clip from the movie about the history and origins of school in the U.S. It’s an eye-opening piece that touches on the Prussian military roots of the compulsory school movement that took place just … Continue reading
It’s been one year since Class Dismissed premiered and even longer since we ended principle photography. Lately a lot of people have been asking us how the family featured in the film are doing. The most common question we get … Continue reading
Today, October 15th, marks the one-year anniversary of the world premiere of Class Dismissed! On that fateful day a year ago, we screened the film publicly for the very first time to a packed theater in Los Angeles, California. It … Continue reading
Many schools are back in action, but we’re not letting homeschoolers off the hook. We’d like to issue an unexcused absence notice to many families who haven’t seen Class Dismissed yet. In all fairness, some of these may be excused … Continue reading
Ask any librarian and you’ll quickly discover that homeschool families are some of the most ardent supporters and frequent users of the library system. In our own survey of 5,500 homeschool families, we found books to be the #1 resource for education, followed by libraries. 85.3% of homeschool families use libraries compared to only 56% for the general public (according to PEW research).
A company named ThriftBooks recently reached out to us to get our thoughts on improving their children’s book section and their homeschool section. We were pleased to see they are an excellent option for buying used books at very low prices. And we were happy to see they recognized homeschool parents in their teacher discount. However, most homeschoolers aren’t buying 20 books at a time.
After receiving our feedback, we are pleased to announce that Thriftbooks is now offering a discount specifically to homeschool families. Every homeschool family can now get 15% off one order (whether or not you already have an account), using the coupon code “homeschool15″ during checkout.
Hopefully this will save you money on your next book order. If you have any feedback on their children’s book section or homeschool section, let us know in the comments and we’ll pass them along.