Documentary Reveals How Common Core Was Rushed into Practice


A new documentary called Building the Machine reveals the process behind the rush to implement Common Core, according to IJReview.

The film debuted earlier this year, but the issues it addresses are as timely as ever. According to the Home School Legal Defense Association — who sponsored the project — "62% of Americans said they had never heard of the Common Core."

Building the Machine is viscerally insightful about the nature of Common Core. It argues that a blanket approach to education leads to a conformist population of the educated and reveals the insidious flip side of the pseudo-equality mantra: "We are all the same."

The film explains many of the different problems with the standards themselves.

That’s not the only fault Building the Machine finds with Common Core. There’s a host of other issues, not least of which is the suspect usefulness and practicality of the curriculum’s questions.

The video has accumulated over 280,000 views since it was posted in March.

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Stephen Gutowski is a staff writer for the Washington Free Beacon. He founded his own site as a junior in college and has been writing about news and politics since that time. He spent 4 years with the Media Research Center and was most recently with the Capitol City Project. His email address is His twitter handle is @StephenGutowski.

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