Putting Education Reform To The Test

Documentary Takes On Common Core Standards

In a world of education policies run amok…

That’s not the tagline for a new documentary about the Common Core State Standards, but it could be based on a trailer posted online.

The documentary, “Building The Machine,” is scheduled for a February release and features many prominent critics. That includes Sandra Stotsky and Ze’ev Wurman, who testified at a series of Florida public meetings on the standards in October.

The trailer also features footage of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who is a prominent Common Core advocate.

The movie is a project of Distant Moon Media Group, which has produced a series on Constitutional literacy and a response to the 2012 election for Heritage Action for America.

Florida is one of 45 states which has fully adopted the math, English and literacy standards. The standards outline what students should know at the end of each grade.

You can find all of StateImpact Florida’s Common Core coverage here.


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