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Teacher: White 'Privilege' Makes Common Core Necessary
Breitbart's Big Government ^ | May 22, 2014 | Dr. Susan Berry

Posted on 05/22/2014 4:39:07 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

As Common Core opponents increasingly gain ground, the initiative’s supporters are articulating more of the social engineering ideology that is at the heart of the nationalized standards.

Kimberly Morin of Manchester Political Buzz Examiner reports that teacher David Pook, who claims to have “helped write the standards,” said during a recent Common Core debate at St. Anselm’s College in Manchester, New Hampshire, that Common Core was necessary because of “white privilege.”

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Pook said:

"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’ve been given a lot of privilege that I didn’t earn. … I think it’s really important that all kids have an equal opportunity to learn how to read. I think I had decided advantages as a result of who I was, not because of any (inaudible).

And when I walk into places like Roberto Clemente High School on the west side of Chicago, I think it’s really important those kids learn how to read just as well as I had the opportunity to read. And in creating an equitable educational opportunity for all kids, I think this is actually the greatest civics lesson we could teach our kids."

Pook, who reportedly is a history teacher at the exclusive Derryfield School and who served as a pro-Common Core panelist at the debate, received jeers and laughter from the audience in response to his comments...

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: commoncore; education; fascism; socialism; whiteprivilege

1 posted on 05/22/2014 4:39:08 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Whaddya bet Sissy Boy here lives in an all white neighborhood?


2 posted on 05/22/2014 4:41:04 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Shame on Sam The Sham . . . Michael ScAM)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

what a dipsheet


3 posted on 05/22/2014 4:41:36 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

more whites are living in poverty then the totally number of blacks.

please explain to me again about this ‘privilege’

I mean, besides the passive aggressive attempt to reign in assertive white males and force them into subservience


4 posted on 05/22/2014 4:45:19 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That’s right. The key to educational parity is not to lift up the inner city kids but to hold down the suburban kids.

Brilliant.


5 posted on 05/22/2014 4:45:53 PM PDT by MeganC (Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“received jeers and laughter from the audience in response to his comments...”

He should have received rotten fruit. But this will do for a start.


6 posted on 05/22/2014 4:46:55 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

a big thank you to liberal white boys like David Pook...without people like you, those of us who aren’t white, wouldn’t be able to survive. Thank you ...oh White Savior. (PUKE)


7 posted on 05/22/2014 4:47:31 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The thing is that all of these “teachers” know that Common Core makes it far HARDER, if not impossible, to learn - NOT easier.

THEY KNOW THIS AS TEACHERS.

Hell, everybody knows this - it’s freaking obvious.

So when you see one of these liberal “teachers” stand up and defend Common Core, remember that they know they are lying - and that they are lying specifically in order to DENY education to students, in the name of responsible teaching, in the name of better race relations, in the name of sexual equality, in the name of social justice and in the name of freedom - on purpose.

Evil, thy vile, hateful name is Liberal.


8 posted on 05/22/2014 4:47:36 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All

Go to Townhall.com and search for “I Checked My Privilege, And It’s Doing Just Fine” by Kurt Schlichter.

Stunning rebuttal for the “White Privilege” people. We should all memorize his comments and be ready to reply.

He recommends laughter.


9 posted on 05/22/2014 4:47:49 PM PDT by CyberAnt (True the Vote: MY AMERICA, "... I'm terrified it's slipping away.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

LOL The “exclusive Derryfield School” brings us not only Pookie Boy here but also slutmouth Sarah Silverman

That’s comedy right there


10 posted on 05/22/2014 4:48:08 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Shame on Sam The Sham . . . Michael ScAM)
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To: MeganC

If kids in better situations are confused, I can guarantee it that inner-city kids are even more confused and disadvantaged than ever.


11 posted on 05/22/2014 4:49:41 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If the Common Core is so wonderful let the minorities have it in their schools. I would want my child to learn. Thank heavens my kids left school long before the nonsense-in-education movement began.


12 posted on 05/22/2014 4:53:59 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Maybe if these kid’s “parents”, quit drinking, drugging and thugging, they could learn to read? I can’t see how it’s a white person’s fault that they can’t read. That’s one freaking thing they will have to do for themselves.


13 posted on 05/22/2014 4:54:55 PM PDT by defconw (Well now what?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Definitely. It will make everybody equal. Equally stupid, uneducated and easy to manipulate.


14 posted on 05/22/2014 5:00:43 PM PDT by all the best (sat`~!)
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To: sten

“more whites are living in poverty then the totally number of blacks. please explain to me again about this ‘privilege’ “

I live in an area (on the northeast frontier of the Newark NJ welfare reservation) with plenty of poor whites who fled Newark when it fell to poor blacks; they’ve had no privilege from their whiteness, and any that get ahead worked damned hard for it (there is no “old money” here).

“I mean, besides the passive aggressive attempt to reign in assertive white males and force them into subservience”

I thought affirmative action was very aggressive; nothing passive about it. The people that push this nonsense don’t want to admit that one of the best chances for success is an intact traditional family, while the best indicator of whether or not someone is incarcerated during their lifetime is the absence of a father...


15 posted on 05/22/2014 5:12:21 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
This is a gift to those of us who know Common Core is a bad, bad idea.

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Common Core Movie--the TRUTH

16 posted on 05/22/2014 5:16:08 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Morin....moron got it!


17 posted on 05/22/2014 5:42:33 PM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Tell me more about white privilege.
18 posted on 05/22/2014 5:49:48 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: Talisker

Most of the teachers I know (including myself) HATE Commie Core. It relegates the teacher to a mere observer in the corner while the students sit in groups of 4, read their handout and answer their questions. It eliminates individual teaching styles and strengths. Doing the same thing the same way every day is B-O-R-I-N-G. I don’t see much opportunity to ask questions. Commie Core is just indoctrination to accepting things dictated by the State.


19 posted on 05/22/2014 5:58:15 PM PDT by EinNYC
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To: A_Former_Democrat
Whaddya bet Sissy Boy here lives in an all white neighborhood?

He almost lives in an all white state: NH is 92% white.

It's just really precious hearing these guilt-ridden, white leftists who work and live in near all white areas offer such nutty opinions on something they know nothing about.

20 posted on 05/22/2014 6:36:50 PM PDT by Will88
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To: BookmanTheJanitor

LOL, good comment!


21 posted on 05/22/2014 6:42:21 PM PDT by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

David Pook has been teaching for close to 20 years now at both the high school and college level. He is a faculty member at The Derryfield School in Manchester, teaching in both their History and English Departments, but his educational background spans the humanities. David has been teaching online courses at Granite State College since the summer of 2008, including Art History, World Architecture, Philosophy, Ethics and even a course on Creativity.

In his courses his students call him ‘Pook’ (rhymes with book.) He explained, “That’s what I ask my students to call me – I think the Dr. is a little intimidating and I prefer to create a level playing field where we all are learning together.”

22 posted on 05/22/2014 6:48:22 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: sten

“White privilege” has been concocted to lay the groundwork for the dispossession of Caucasians. Common Core will make it into a new natural law that will not even be questioned.


23 posted on 05/22/2014 7:32:58 PM PDT by odawg
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I have tried to differentiate between the doctrine of White Privilege and the older one of Jewish Privilege that led to the moral abyss that was Nazi Germany. I don’t think there is a difference.


24 posted on 05/22/2014 7:34:23 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: A_Former_Democrat

And both of them have room-temp IQs and are prone to saying amazingly stupid things.


25 posted on 05/22/2014 7:42:49 PM PDT by darkangel82
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
And when I walk into places like Roberto Clemente High School on the west side of Chicago, I think it’s really important those kids learn how to read just as well as I had the opportunity to read.

And that rascist bastard doesn't think they are capable.

26 posted on 05/22/2014 7:53:21 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The answer to the cry of “White Privilege” is of course “Black Attitude”.


27 posted on 05/22/2014 8:07:34 PM PDT by Usagi_yo
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

white privilege.”

That’s racist!


28 posted on 05/23/2014 2:41:26 AM PDT by bikerman (Imagination is more important than intelligence)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Certifiable.
Liberalism IS a mental disorder.


29 posted on 05/23/2014 6:18:35 AM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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