Ed. publisher, teacher admit on hidden camera: Common Core is ‘all about the money’

Ed. publisher, teacher admit on hidden camera: Common Core is ‘all about the money’

When it comes to Common Core, don’t try to follow the math, but do follow the money.

That’s what the man the left loves to hate, James O’Keefe of Project Veritas, discovered in his most recent candid camera segment.

The Daily Mail, which broke the story, notes that the “guerrilla video crew that exposed Obamaphone cheaters and shut down the left-wing advocacy group ACORN” has exposed “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.’

A rather foul-mouthed Brooklyn schoolteacher is also interviewed in the exposé.  Jodi Cohen told PV’s investigators”

‘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.’

The video follows. WARNING: Salty language.

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles is a freelance writer and regular contributor to "Liberty Unyielding."