The guerrilla video crew that exposed Obamaphone cheaters and shut down the left-wing advocacy group ACORN is at it again, this time hammering the 'Common Core' education standards as a scheme for publishers to sell more textbooks.The West Coast sales manager from one of the nation's biggest school book sellers, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, told an undercover muckraker with Project Veritas that 'I hate kids.''I'm in it to sell books,' Dianne Barrow said of her advocacy for Common Core. 'Don't even kid yourself for a heartbeat.'She added that 'it's all about the money. What are you, crazy? It's all about the money.''You don't think that the educational publishing companies are in it for education, do you? No, they're in it for the money.'
More about the commercial motivation for "one size fits all":
For years, textbook publishers have complained about the need to serve 51 competing education standards – including those enforced by the District of Columbia – with bulked-up books that are seen as a mile wide and an inch deep.With Common Core adopted in 42 states plus DC, they will soon be able to produce and sell more streamlined books with a uniform focus.Those books will be the newest thing on offer, slated to replace everything on teachers' shelves in a single giant commercial ka-ching.