Editor: Any legislator supporting Common Core is doing damage to our children and our teachers. You cannot get the truth from most teachers as saying anything negative about Common Core may cost them their jobs. Administrators LOVE common core because it creates more upward mobility for them. If you can get a teacher who actually teaches classes alone, and if they really trust you… YOU MIGHT GET A STRAIGHT ANSWER.
The educational elitists in America have been pushing a dubious program of federal mandates and state curricula requirements known as Common Core for the past few years.
Aside from leading to Washington controlling every school in the nation and grossly excessive testing built in to the curricula, Common Core also cuts parents and local school boards out of the decision-making process about what kind of education their children and community will be receiving.
But, now the truth is out about Common Core and Washington and educational “big money” won’t like it a bit.
Breitbart has the shocking revelation:
In an undercover investigation video about the education reform known as Common Core, a senior Houghton-Mifflin Harcourt sales executive laughs that she “hates kids,” and that textbook manufacturers are concerned about their profits, not the educational needs of children.
James O’Keefe, president and founder of Project Veritas, has his journalists visiting America’s top textbook publishing companies – “the moneymakers of Common Core” – to expose the crony capitalism that is attempting to take over America’s education system.
In the video, Dianne Barrow, the West Coast Accounts Manager for Houghton-Mifflin Harcourt states, “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 fact that they have to align the educational standards is what they have to do to sell the books.”
The project’s journalists also interview Jodi Cohen, a Brooklyn, New York teacher, who says about Common Core, “It’s bulls**t and the thing is, what they do is they create some new f**king system, that f**king sucks to sell more books and then we have to learn something new with the students.”
You may remember O’Keefe and Project Veritas. They are the ones who exposed the gross voter fraud by Obama’s pal organization – ACORN. That investigative journalism led to Congress defunding ACORN and forced Obama’s “community organizers” to go underground in their vote fraud efforts.
This latest revelation isn’t unexpected. The billions of dollars involved in educational curricula are a breeding ground for scandal, fraud, and abuse.
Breitbart has more:
“Our video exposes how the book publishers are all about the money with no regard for the actual needs of our children,” O’Keefe states. “Corporate cronyism and underhanded political deals have contributed to Common Core’s massive disruption and the unraveling of America’s educational fabric.”
The Common Core standards – initially adopted by 46 states – is a federally promoted education initiative introduced in the Obama administration’s 2009 stimulus bill through a competitive grant program called Race to the Top (RTTT). States could apply and compete for federal grant money as long as they adopted a set of uniform standards and aligned curricula and testing, the criteria for which could only be met by Common Core.
Common Core is a disaster across America with students failing and teachers quitting over its questionable pedagogy and highly disproportionate focus on testing standards.