Bill Bennett gets paid to shill for Common Core Standards


To say I am disappointed to learn this is an understatement. For many years I listened to Bennett as I drove to work. When I weary of Fox, I will flip and go online and catch him there. I wrote off his over covered topic of Education due to his earlier career in Government as Secretary of Education under Reagan. A position this very man frequently dismissed as a Dept. that should be done away with. Lately, though I have found myself tuning him out when this topic came up, now I know why. What is the matter Bill? Not enough money in the bank? That is a joke. No just another paid hack like the rest of your ilk. Bye Bill.

While in a Wall Street Journal op-ed on Wednesday, former Reagan Secretary of Education Bill Bennett put out what was described as the “Conservative Case for Common Core,” he admitted he is paid by a lobbying firm for his continued work in support of the controversial standards.

Bennett’s admission, reported by Politico, that the public relations, lobbying, and business consulting firm DCI Group paid him to write the op-ed perhaps explains why it doesn’t sound much like the writing of the Reagan appointee who agreed with his president that there was no real necessity for a federal Department of Education.

But not only does Bennett not adhere to true conservative principles in his piece, he also doesn’t seem to know much about the Common Core standards that he’s being paid to sell to the American people.

Bennett seems to be either just towing the pro-Common Core line (that’s his paid job), or doesn’t understand the Common Core 101 connection between the Core and the textbooks and the testing. Students will take Common Core-aligned multi-state standardized, federally-funded tests, and their school districts have chosen Common Core-aligned textbooks and instructional materials that tell them what they will read and learn in order to pass the consortia’s tests.

Unfortunately, Bennett’s piece is steeped in the same old, same old pro-Common Core talking points.

“Governors, state education administrators and teachers used these principles as a guide when they developed a set of common standards that were later presented to the country as Common Core,” he writes. “Forty-five states signed up originally.”
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20 Responses to “Bill Bennett gets paid to shill for Common Core Standards”

  1. geeez2014 Says:

    Gets PAID to push Common Core? HUH?
    I have to say a conservative teacher, an excellent math teacher, actually likes the Common Core mathematics. When she explained some of it to me, I was fascinated.
    But I’ve heard too much against it to get excited, that is FOR SURE.

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    • Ed Bonderenka Says:

      Bill’s defense of himself on air
      [audio src="https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/41339180/Common%20Core.mp3" /]

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      • bunkerville Says:

        Thanks.

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      • bunkerville Says:

        Meant to add bad link.. Can you give me a correct one?

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  2. Zilla of the Resistance Says:

    Linked & quoted at length at my main blog, HERE:
    http://marezilla.com/2014/09/stopcommoncore-indoctrination-and-hired-pushers/

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Thanks so much Zilla.

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  3. #StopCommonCore Indoctrination and Hired Pushers | Zilla of the Resistance Says:

    […] Here’s one of the hired hacks pushing Common Core, allegedly from a “conservative” perspective, brought to our attention courtesy of Bunkerville: […]

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Hard to believe that we have another Trojan Horse who parades as a Conservative

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      • Zilla of the Resistance Says:

        They are legion.

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  4. mcnorman Says:

    Maybe he doesn’t understand the part about these kids growing up to run the resthome where they will determine when he gets his diapers changed and when he gets his pain meds? UGH!!!!!

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    • bunkerville Says:

      The “home” will put him on a diet. Who is going to turn his fat A**?

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      • mcnorman Says:

        I don’t know because that former D student in high school can’t read, but has a hellacious sense of self esteem.

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  5. thetinfoilhatsociety Says:

    I agree with your assessment of Mr. Bennett, but I have one quibble. It’s not ‘towing’ the line it’s ‘toeing’ the line. As in keeping your toes right at the edge of the line. It refers to teaching children how to stand in rows I believe.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Point taken. Sad what they are doing to our children, yet few complain.

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  6. Conservatives on Fire Says:

    When it comes to money versus principles, money will win sooner or later in most cases. Sad!

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Yepper, Money and greed soon take posession I guess for most

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  7. Petermc3 Says:

    Bill Bennett’s sheepskin disguise came off some years ago when, after pushing his 1993 book “Book of Virtues” he proceeded to lose millions gambling in Las Vegas over the following ten years. He exposed himself to be the hypocrite that he was and obviously still is today. What a dickhead.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      He did have some interesting guests, I had not heard of his vices. Whose left?

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  8. Adrienne Says:

    I don’t trust any of those people who have been in DC all their lives. They live in a bubble.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      they all will sell out for a couple of pieces of silver.

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