Professor: White ‘privilege’ motivated me to help write Common Core

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A professor at New Hampshire’s Granite State College said he helped craft the nation’s Common Core standards because of unearned white “privilege.”

Dr. David Pook told attendees Monday at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics that 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 higher education watchdog Campus Reformreported Thursday.


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Laughs and a few boos resonated throughout the audience after the comment until someone on the panel of speakers called for order.

Mr. Pook is also chair of the history department at the Derryfield School in Manchester, N.H. Campus Reform reported that tuition at Derryfield, which is 91 percent white, is $28,535 per year.

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