Conservative activist James O'Keefe has found a new target: Common Core education standards.
O’Keefe’s conservative Project Veritas on Tuesday released an undercover video where an executive at a publishing company said Common Core is “all about the money.”
“You don’t think that the educational publishing companies are in it for the education, do you?” said Dianne Barrow, a former accounts manager at Houghton Mifflin, in the video. “No, they’re in it for the money.”
Barrow said in the video that she just wants to sell books.
“I hate kids,” she said. “I’m in it to sell books. Don’t even kid yourself for a heartbeat.”
Linda Zecher, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt's CEO told The Daily Mail on Tuesday that Barrow’s statements do not reflect the views of the company. Barrow is a former employee, she said, who had been with the company for less than a year. ... More...