VIDEO: Teacher says he helped write Common Core to end white privilege

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  • Dr. Pook teaches at a school that charges $28,535 per year in tuition and is 91% white.
  • A teacher told attendees at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics Monday night that he helped write the controversial Common Core education standards to end white privilege.

    Dr. David Pook, a professor at Granite State College and chair of the History department at The Derryfield School in Manchester, New Hampshire, argued in favor of Common Core.

    “The reason why I helped write the standards and the reason why I am here today is that as a white male in society I am given a lot of privilege that I didn't earn.”   

    “The reason why I helped write the standards and the reason why I am here today is that as a white male in society I am given a lot of privilege that I didn't earn.”

    Ironically, the $28,535 per year Derryfield School that Dr. Pook teaches at considers the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) inferior and does not use them on the student body that is 91% white.

    AchieveTheCore.org notes that Dr. Pook “worked closely with Susan Pimentel and the Council of Chief State Officers in drafting the Core Standards for English Language Arts, and currently has several projects underway with Student Achievement Partners on work aligned with the CCSS.”

    Earlier this year Campus Reform covered the tedious nature of an elementary level Common Core math problem on the campus of George Mason University.

    Watch the full 2 hour debate here courtesy of the YouTube channel humanenergyconcepts.

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