Building the Machine introduces the public to the Common Core States Standards Initiative (CCSSI) and its effects on our children’s education. The documentary compiles interviews from leading educational experts, including members of the Common Core Validation Committee. Parents, officials, and the American public should be involved in this national decision regardless of their political persuasion.
Author BioAuthor, Emeritus BYU/CES Educator Neil J Flinders is the author of several books, numerous articles, and other writings related to education, leadership, religion, philosophy and human relations. His doctors, masters, and bachelor degrees were earned at Brigham Young University where he was faculty member in the School of Education for nineteen years. Previously, he spent nineteen years as a Seminary and Institute of Religion teacher, and Director of Research for the CES in the Commissioners Office. He has served in the LDS Church as a missionary, Quorum President, Bishop, Stake President, member of the Sunday School General Board and Temple Ordinance worker. He and his wife, Joan, are parents of seven children, 37 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
37) JOHN DEWEY: Who was John Dewey, and what influence did he have on American education? What is the Humanist Manifesto?Associated Locations:
- Burlington, Vermont – Birthplace of John Dewey
- October 20, 1859 – birth of John Dewey
Before 2010, it was possible to home school in Sweden. But laws now ban the practice in most cases, making parents criminals for wanting another option for their kids . . .
Every Christian parent with a child in a government school should see this [movie] and be forced to confront their unwillingness to do what Scripture requires for the children on loan to them by God. A mass exodus from government schools is the only way to preserve the souls and minds of our children, whether it gets the attention of politicians or not…and it would.
—Cal Thomas, syndicated Columnist and Fox News contributor