Undercover Video: “Common Core Is All About the Money”

In a new undercover video released by James O’Keefe, sales executive Diane Barrow from Houghton-Mifflin-Harcourt was caught on film admitting that Common Core is all about the money and the publishers are cashing in. Barrow no longer works for the company, according to a tweet by O’Keefe.

Barrow said that Pierson Education “owns the world” and does “underhanded things.” Pierson provides the platform for the PARCC assessment—one of the widely used Common Core vehicles for high stakes testing.

Barrow also bashed homeschoolers and Donald Trump. Here are some prize quotes from the video:

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

“And you hear it all the time, it’s all about the kids. No it’s not, it’s not about the kids.”

“Homeschoolers, I’m sorry, did you go to school to be a teacher? Well, then don’t teach your kids, you know?”

“Do you know who is listening to Donald Trump? It’s all old white men who are frustrated with their life. It’s like a mid life crisis. Can’t have it. And so, he doesn’t know policy, he doesn’t even – has he ever read the Constitution?”

Watch the video here:

Kathryn Porter

Kathryn Porter is a political watchdog who has served as an elected member of the Colorado GOP State Central Committee and the El Paso County Republican Party Executive Committee. As an illuminator of truth, she was banned as a guest of the 2016 Republican National Convention by then Colorado State Chairman. Following her banishment, she contested the entire 2016 delegation to hold the state party accountable for balloting errors, the disregard of bylaws, and numerous irregularities at the state convention. The 2016 RNC Credentials Committee granted her a convention pass, overruling the former chair's pronouncement. In an RNC report responding to the case she brought before the Committee on Contests, the Colorado Republican Committee was chastized for its "embarassing incompetentence."

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