This news is just in from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, the Common Core-aligned textbook giant whose officials were caught on tape by Project Veritas trashing kids and bragging about their money-grubbing windfall:
As I told you earlier this week, James O’Keefe and his investigative team exposed how one HMHCo sales rep (formerly an employee at educational publishing conglomerate Pearson) boasted of how she “hated kids” and was in it for the money.
— The Hill (@thehill) January 12, 2016
Project Veritas released a second video yesterday featuring another HMHCo echoing her colleague.
You guys report she is nothing but a "former employee" when she was a current employee this morning. https://t.co/O2njKZuhvo
— James O'Keefe (@JamesOKeefeIII) January 12, 2016
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 sh*t ton of training around whatever you’re calling it.”
Same as it ever was.
Veteran, grass-roots activists in the fight against Fed Ed know that rebranding has always been a key tool for government bureaucrats and their crony corporate beneficiaries (Goals 2000, “outcome-based education,” etc, etc., etc.)
Unfortunately, too many GOP governors have facilitated the Common Core racket. And I’m not just talking about Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.
Parental outrage is swelling.
Michelle Malkin is a mother, a wife, a blogger, a conservative syndicated columnist, and Senior Editor at Conservative Review. You can follow her on twitter at @michellemalkin.