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Common Core textbook salesperson – “I hate kids” January 20, 2016

Posted by Tantumblogo in Basics, disaster, Domestic Church, error, family, foolishness, horror, rank stupidity, scandals, secularism, self-serving, Society, unbelievable BS.

This came out last week, so maybe it’s old news, but, a lead saleswoman at Houghton Mifflin got caught saying some highly inconvenient – if likely all too true – things regarding Common Core, the textbook racket, and her feelings regarding children.  She was fired the same day this came out, but DANG:

A new undercover video caught public school teachers and a textbook saleswoman saying some pretty disparaging things about the Common Core standards.

The video, which was produced by James O’Keefe’s media activist group Project Veritas, mixes undercover footage with an explanation of the criticisms against the federal standards.

“I hate kids,” said Diane Barrow, West Coast Accounts Manager for textbook publishing company, Houghton-Mifflin Harcourt. “I’m in it to sell books, don’t even kid yourself for a heartbeat.”

“You don’t think that the educational publishing companies are in it for education do you? No,” she said. “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.”

She went on to criticize homeschool parents later in the video.

“Homeschoolers, I’m sorry, did you go to school to become a teacher? Then don’t teach your kids you know?” she said. [I’ll put my engineering degree up against a teaching degree any day]

Since the video was published Tuesday morning, Barrow has been fired from her job, the Daily Mail reported.[I’ll say this for our media saturated, instant-communication world: you can get yourself fired in a heartbeat.]

But that’s not all.  Another video was released by James O’Keefe’s “Project Veritas on Monday, and it is almost as inflammatory:

It’s never about the kids,” is how Houghton-Mifflin Harcourt Strategic Account Manager Amelia Petties reveals how the textbook industry prioritizes profits over students……..

After admitting that Common Core isn’t about the educational welfare of children, Petties explained how lucrative Common Core has been for the textbook publishing companies, saying, “There’s always money in it.”

Petties also suggested that changing the name of Common Core may be helpful in making textbook publishers more money by saying, “And slapping a new name on it, which in my case, I hope they do…Let’s do it…I can sell a shit ton of training around whatever you’re calling it.” [My how this country has coarsened over the past 50 years]

Look, it’s not like you or I need hidden cam expose’s that get people fired to know that Common Core is a disaster. But it sure is interesting that figures promoting it are so brazen in their acknowledgement that this is just another money-making racket for the publishing industry and a cheap way for politicians to try to score points, whether it helps the kids or not (it doesn’t). And don’t forget the dumbification of America is a vital part of the left wing project to gradually turn this country into another Sweden, if not another Soviet Union.

But if you want to know more in detail what is wrong with Common Core, you can go to this article.  I imagine as a result of Common Core, homeschooling will only continue to grow in popularity, something the big publishing companies cannot stand (until they figure out a way to penetrate that market, too).

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