‘It’s all about the money!’ Undercover video exposes Common Core; manager from textbook publisher fired

SS Common Core Publisher 'I hate kids'

It has nothing to do with education — “It’s all about the money.”

Investigative- and gonzo-journalist James O’Keefe just released a video of his latest undercover operation, going after something that students and parents, and even many teachers, hate — Common Core.

In return for speaking candidly to an undercover reporter, a sales manager for a major textbook publishing house found herself out of a job.

“You don’t think that educational publishing companies are in it for the education, do you?” prodded Dianne Barrow, the then-West Coast sales manager for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. “No, they’re in it for the money.”

She repeated her assessment later in the interview.

“What, are you crazy? It’s all about the money, ” she said. Later Barrow added, “I hate kids.”

Shortly after O’Keefe’s Project Veritas released the video on Tuesday, Senior Vice President Bianca Olson of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt confirmed that Barrow “has been terminated,” according to DailyMail.com.

Linda Zecher, the publisher’s CEO, told the Mail that she and Houghton Mifflin are “as appalled by these comments as we expect readers will be.”

“These statements in no way reflect the views of HMH and the commitment of our over 4,000 employees who dedicate their lives to serving teachers and students every day,” Zecher said. “The individual who made these comments is a former employee who was with HMH for less than a year.”

Notwithstanding Zecher’s statements, Barrow’s sentiments are backed up by at least one educator — Jodi Cohen — a Brooklyn teacher who was also recorded speaking to an undercover journalist.

“Oh my god, it’s all a money game,” she said. “And the thing is, what they do is, they create some new f***ing system that f***ing sucks to sell more books, and then we have to learn something new with the students,” she said. “So it’s bulls**t.”

Watch the video via Project Veritas.

O’Keefe announced his latest undercover video on social media, and it didn’t take long before Twitter exploded.

After conservative author, columnist and frequent Fox News-contributor Michelle Malkin picked up on it, the word really got out.

The lesson to be learned? You can do whatever you like to me, but don’t you dare mess around with my kids.

H/T: TheBlaze


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