In exposing the Common Core scam in education, Project Veritas took the same route as the Center for Medical Progress did to bring to light downright gruesome practices going on in the abortion industry. They went undercover. In three enlightening videos, Project Veritas shows the world that:
- In education publishing, it’s all about the money.
- One high ranking school textbook accounts manager (who has been fired now that the videos have been released) “hates kids.”
- Common Core has made BILLIONS of dollars for the textbook publishers.
- Changing education standards is all about selling more books.
- Teachers claim that what is being taught and what the standards are, is the same as has always been taught, this is just the new label, and therefore new materials are needed.
Judge for yourself if these concepts are infuriatingly offensive.
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Project Veritas produced another video with more of the same less than a week later. It is available here. But it is the third video posted January 21 that has the most egregious interview so far.
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Breitbart was kind enough to provide a transcript of the “dead white guys” DOWN WITH FOX NEWS speech. Just to review:
People that are not educated, Fox TV viewers think that Common Core comes from the educated liberal groups and that’s why they are against it. They don’t know anything about it. They think it’s liberal so they’re against it. That’s what I think it is. It’s a knee jerk reaction. …
I did a big presentation yesterday for AP US History and the AP US History agenda was set, until Texas got upset about it and they wanted to have their founders – they wanted founders in it. And it’s like – come on. The dead white guys did not create this country. It was a whole bunch of different kinds of people. And yes there were women, and yes there were people of color, and yes…you need to talk about them too. But they want to talk about those dead white guys.
And that’s the problem. You’re getting pushback, because there’s a bunch of Republican people, conservatives that don’t like being told what to do by people they don’t agree with. For example, in AP U.S. History a long time ago, Texas wanted to have U.S. History books, right? Pearson made them. And it talked about the Wild West and how there were prostitutes, right. And Texas was really upset. They didn’t want to mention…I’m like…You’re too young to… Did you watch Gun Smoke? It was a TV show, and you had Marshall Dillon and Ms. Kitty was his friend. She owned a bar and she was a prostitute. They never mentioned it but that’s what she was. It’s like who was Ms. Kitty? Who were these people who went out and serviced these men that went out in the world? That was real. The Wild West was not a nice place. And our kids need to know that that’s what it was like, you know.
This writer will not argue that red light districts were a fact of life in the American west…or anywhere else in the United States in her history. (Storyville in New Orleans, anyone?) Just like any other country, we’ve always had prostitution. And this writer will not argue that the workers who built the place were extraordinarily diverse. Anyone who knows their own family history in coming to America, that of the railroads, and the superficial survey of slavery we are offered in the U.S. knows that. However, the movers and the shakers, the men and women who got things done were largely white males. That reality doesn’t change that these were the people who made things happen.
As for the rest of KK’s (as she is referred to in the Breitbart article), rant: the idea that the viewers of Fox News are pretty much ignorant hicks has been reinforced constantly for years in the leftist media. The data that supports this theory is at least three years old, and says that the people are 20 IQ points lower and misinformed. How this could be known definitively is a total mystery since no current statistics are readily available. Even the Wikipedia page is out of date.
And newsflash to KK, a whole lot of us out here on the fruited plain have actually READ the U.S. Constitution – all of it – over and over, enough to be able to recite the parts that the leftists among us don’t want to admit are there. Some of us have also read up enough on the history of Europe and the Americas to know that Islam is no friend to the west. Is that truth being taught, religion or not?
What is really news worthy about the second video, though, is the acknowledgement from an educational textbook executive that Common Core is about taking control of education from local hands and making it national. Plank 10 of the Communist Manifesto says that a free education is to be available to all children. (Uh, taxpayers actually foot the bill for this, so technically it really isn’t free.) Ms. KK, is that taught in Common Core?
Just as an aside, why do liberals always go to birth control as a subject conservatives are supposedly afraid of? The earliest reference to that for me was in a Walter Lippmann book from 1925. And, really, what birth control actually prevents the spread of STDs?