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Informing Parents
Volume 119, Program 20
4/11/2014
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How do education policies made in Washington trickle down to our everyday lives? Well, according to HSLDA’s documentary, Building the Machine, Common Core Curriculum Standards are already having a negative impact at the local level. Join Michael Smith and HSLDA film director Ian Reid, as they discuss why information is powerful. That’s today, on Home School Heartbeat.

Mike Smith: So, Ian, who is your target audience for the Building the Machine documentary?
Ian: Our target audience is parents. We want to reach parents who have children in the public schools, children in the private schools, parents who homeschool their children, because the issue affects them all.

Mike Smith: What’s your goal for the documentary with these parents?

Ian: We would like people to walk away with a much deeper understanding of what their states are doing, what the influence of the federal government and corporate interest have been on education, and, ultimately, be able to join the debate about what their children should be learning and how the education system should be developing in the United States.

Mike Smith: Well, I’m sure our audience now is asking, “Where can we see this film?”

Ian: Well, the easiest way for people to watch this documentary is by going to the website. They’ll find the full video on the site, and then they can take action after they’ve watched it.

Mike Smith: Listeners, we hope you’ll take the time to watch Building the Machine. The quality of American education demands all of us to be involved. And until next time, I’m Mike Smith.


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