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Kirk Cameron says it's high time for homeschooling, slams public schools: 'It's doing more grooming for leftist politics than it is education'

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Christian actor Kirk Cameron says that public schools are only good for grooming young, impressionable children for leftist politics — and that it's high time for the homeschooling movement to kick into high gear.

What are the details?

During a recent interview with the Daily Wire, Cameron said that the time has come for a "homeschool awakening" — and that public schools ought to be synonymous with "public enemy No. 1."

Cameron's forthcoming documentary of the same name — "The Homeschool Awakening" — tackles just that topic.

The outspoken 51-year-old Christian entertainer told the outlet that the film is "all about hope, freedom, and education."

"There are good teachers who are trying to be a light in a dark system," he explained, but insisted that "public education has gotten so bad, it's doing more grooming for leftist politics than it is education."

Cameron added that he and his wife decided to homeschool their own children because they were "horrified at the breach of trust" coming down from the public education system.

“I want those parents to see I am not a prisoner in a system I am not happy with,” Cameron explained of deciding to make the film. “And to see there’s another way.”

Cameron appeared on Blaze Media's "Relatable with Allie Beth Stuckey" on Tuesday and added that homeschooling provides parents with "so much more freedom and flexibility" to be able to "tailor their children's educational experience toward their strengths and learning styles."

"It allows them to flourish as a family," he added.

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What is there to know about the film?

According to the report, the film centers on 20 American families across the country who homeschool their children.

"The big idea is that if you believe God gave your children to you, then you have the opportunity to shape their hearts and minds," he said. "You [the parent] have the opportunity to tailor your kids' education and what to instill, the knowledge, etc. ... It's not one size fits all."

He continued, "They [parents] just need to know you're not beholden to this crazy schedule of eight hours of school. The way it is now for kids, you learn to hate learning, but by experiencing the world (when it comes to things like English, math, history) you learn to love learning."

Cameron told the outlet that he has hopes that the movie will inspire parents to realize that if they feel "trapped" by the public school, there are other options.

“The Homeschool Awakening” hits select theaters on June 13 and 14. Tickets can be purchased here.

Editor's note: Updated to include new information.

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