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Flashback: Common Core author admits his work was designed to fight white ‘privilege’

Protests on college campuses across the U.S. over the past year have been largely aimed at promoting the idea that whites are shown favoritism in American society. While this widespread racial bias is being fomented by activists groups including Black Lives Matter, it is clear many of these ideals are being fostered within public grade schools through the controversial educational standards known as Common Core.

A video published in 2014 by Campus Reform reveals a candid admission to that effect by one of the Common Core authors.

“As a white male in society,” the teacher, identified as David Pook, insisted, “I’m given a lot of privilege that I didn’t earn.”

His assertion earned him groans from the audience, though he continued making his ostensible point.

The man, who described himself as “just an interested teacher who helped write the standards,” went on to call for “equitable educational opportunities for all kids” while continuing to lament the benefits he believes he received simply on the basis of his skin tone.


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