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Common Core documentary will be released on March 31st

March 25, 2014

ccmovieOn Monday, March 31, the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) is releasing an investigative documentary about the Common Core State Standards Initiative (I briefly mentioned this movie back in December). The move can be watched on the website CommonCoreMovie.com for free.

The free online version of the movie will be around 40 minutes long. Later this summer there will be a DVD released with more material and special features.  Here is the information about the documentary from the films website:

The Common Core is the largest systemic reform of American public education in recent history. What started as a collaboration between the National Governor’s Association and the Council for Chief State School Officers to reevaluate and nationalize America’s education standards has become one of the most controversial—and yet, unheard of—issues in the American public.

In 2010, 45 states adopted the Common Core States Standards Initiative (CCSSI), but according to a May 2013 Gallup Poll, 62% of Americans said they had never heard of the Common Core. Prominent groups and public figures have broken traditional party lines over the issue, leaving many wondering where they should stand.

Building the Machine introduces the public to the Common Core and its effects on our children’s education. Parents, officials, and the American public should be involved in this national decision regardless of their political persuasion.

The documentary compiles interviews from leading educational experts, including members of the Common Core Validation Committee. After a year of research and production, we present the story of the Common Core through the voices of those who know it best.

We invite you to watch our film and then explore the issues for yourself.

I am looking forward to watching the film on Monday and hope others will as well. It is important for all parents to understand the direction education in the United States has been pushed. Personally I do not feel it is too late to stop Common Core. So maybe this film will help people understand the dangers involved with centralized education standards that have been pushed by elitist special interests and bureaucrats.

Here is the trailer that was released for this film:

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