So you want to know what Common Core is all about but you don’t have time to read all those policy papers, newspapers and education articles? Yesterday the Home School Legal Defense Association released Building the Machine for viewing online. While the 39 minute film doesn’t unearth any new information, it does a good job of telling how the standards were developed, the challenges they pose and — most importantly — how they threaten the principle of self governance. For anyone who wants to know more about what the Common Core Standards are all about, the film is worth your time.
View the film’s trailer here.