Once again, an undercover video has exposed bureaucrats manipulating and abusing a government program to advance their own bottom lines. This time it was Project Veritas who secretly recorded appalling conversations with both a Common Core book publisher and a New York teacher, who both admitted that Common Core is nothing more than a money-making scheme.
The guerrilla video crew that exposed Obamaphone cheaters and shut down the left-wing advocacy group ACORN is at it again, this time hammering the ‘Common Core’ education standards as a scheme for publishers to sell more textbooks. The West Coast sales manager from one of the nation’s biggest school book sellers, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, told an undercover muckraker with Project Veritas that ‘I hate kids.’
‘I’m in it to sell books,’ Dianne Barrow said of her advocacy for Common Core. ‘Don’t even kid yourself for a heartbeat.’
She added that ‘it’s all about the money. What are you, crazy? It’s all about the money. You don’t think that the educational publishing companies are in it for education, do you? No, they’re in it for the money.’
The truth is, Common Core was never about the children. It’s about profiteering and power. It eliminates creativity and critical thinking in the classroom, while forcing students into a one-size-fits-all approach to education.
It forces teachers to teach to the tests, rather than providing students with the lesson plans and teaching styles that best meet their individual needs.
You can watch the video for yourself here: