Rise of Homeschooling Shows the Power of the ‘National Parents Strike’

Moms Across America Have Seen the Shocking Reality of Public Schooling and Are Rescuing Their Children,’ Says Moms for America® Founder Kimberly Fletcher

September 13, 2021

DAYTON, OHIO — Homeschooling in the United States has soared to historic levels, fueled by parents who oppose mask and vaccine mandates, Critical Race Theory, transgender studies and other destructive agendas.

Moms for America Action has led the way with its call on August 19 for a National Parents Strike. 

“Teacher unions have flexed their muscle to benefit their members regardless of how it affects the schoolchildren in their care,” Moms for America® Founder Kimberly Fletcher says. “It’s heartening to see parents exerting their God-given authority to educate their sons and daughters, free from leftwing indoctrination and reckless mask mandates.”

Homeschooling had been growing at an estimated 2% to 8% per year over the past several years, according to the National Home Education Research Institute, “but it grew drastically from 2019-2020 to 2020-2021.”

The Census Bureau’s National Pulse Survey reported in March that a pandemic-spawned sharp increase in homeschooling in 2020 was beginning to look more permanent: “In the first week (April 23-May 5) of Phase 1 of the Household Pulse Survey, about 5.4% of U.S. households with school-aged children reported homeschooling. By fall, 11.1% of households with school-age children reported homeschooling (Sept. 30-Oct. 12). That change represents an increase of 5.6 percentage points and a doubling of U.S. households that were homeschooling at the start of the 2020-2021 school year compared to the prior year.”

Significantly, the totals do not include several million children being educated at private schools or at charter schools, which tend to have more parental accountability.  

“Parents got an eyeful during the pandemic,” says Fletcher, who has been interviewed on Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, One America News, Newsmax, FOX News and many other top media. “They saw via Zoom exactly what leftwing educators were serving up to their kids, and they learned more through our National Parents Strike and our ongoing Cottage Meetings.

“The bottom line is this: Moms across America have seen the shocking reality of public schooling and are rescuing their children.”

Moms for America®’s message during this strike is simple:

  • Parents, keep your kids out of school until your demands are met.  
  • This is about freedom of choice; it’s not an anti-mask or anti-vaccine message. It’s a freedom message.  
  • Parents across the country need to take a powerful stand and say NO MORE! This is an issue in every single state at some level. 
  •  Get help from our Parents Strike Back landing page, which has numerous resources.

“This is a critical time in America,” Fletcher says. “Moms are leading the way toward restoring sanity and forcing change on corrupt and broken school systems. They are challenging mask mandates, mandatory COVID-19 testing, vaccine mandates, Critical Race Theory, Black Lives Matter curricula, the 1619 Project and explicit sex education designed to corrupt children and destroy their innocence. We’re here to help them fight these malign influences every step of the way.”

When announcing the National Parents Strike, Cindy Chafian, director of Coalitions and Engagement for Moms for America Action, said this:

“The continuous misinformation, fear mongering, and terror that the public is subjected to is nothing short of mental and emotional abuse. Based not in science, rather control, American families are forced to live in fear of what changes each day will hold.  

“Mandates, experimental shots, attacks and threats of being alienated and possibly losing one’s career should they not conform are the very definition of tyranny. Voices of opposition silenced and those who stand against those who believe they have control over our lives are shut down and demeaned. 

“The calls for our children to be forced to mask or be subjected to an experimental shot sold as a vaccine are cruel and inhumane. Children should not be subjected to this type of emotional and physical abuse nor are they governmental guinea pigs.” 

A growing number of moms are learning how to fight back at Moms for America®’s Cottage Meetings.

Cottage Meetings equip, educate, and engage moms on their terms—in their homes, growing and nurturing relationships in their family and with other moms in their community. There are currently 113 Cottage Meetings in 23 states, with a Cottage Meeting Series streaming virtually that has connected thousands of moms across the country. Moms for America® seeks to grow the number of Cottage Meetings to 400 by the end of 2021.  

Moms for America®, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) education corporation, is recognized as one of the fastest growing movements of women in America on a mission to reclaim culture for truth, family, freedom, and the Constitution, to raise a new generation of patriots, and to heal America from the inside out through the homes and hearts of the mothers of America.  

Moms for America Actionthe 501(c)(4) division of Moms for America®, consists of thousands of moms from every race, religion and nationality who believe in our Republic, our Constitution, and our God-given liberties. Moms for America Action is the voice of mothers on the cultural and political issues of the day. Moms for America Action strives to faithfully represent the hearts of mothers from all across our great nation–moms who inspire faith and bless America by raising tomorrow’s leaders. 

For more information on Moms for America®, visit www.MomsforAmerica.us, its Facebook page or follow on YouTubeInstagram or Pinterest.  For more information on Moms for America Action, visit www.mfaaction.com

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To interview Kimberly Fletcher, Founder and President of Moms for America®, contact Media@HamiltonStrategies.com, Jeff Tolson, 610.584.1096, ext. 108, or Deborah Hamilton, ext. 102.