Sure looks that way.  Let’s go to the Merriam-Webster definition just to be certain:


noun    \ˈhi-pə-ˌkrit\

: a person who claims or pretends to have certain beliefs about what is right but who behaves in a way that disagrees with those beliefs

Pity poor Candice McQueen.  No sooner had she been sworn in as Haslam’s new commissioner of education then WPLN reveals her rather contorted positions on Common Core.

Lipscomb Academy Chief Advocates For Common Core, But Not At Her School.

Operating under the elitist theory of “good for thee, but not for me,”  McQueen was revealed to be conflicted (and that’s being charitable) about her new position as head cheerleader for Common Core as opposed to what she did as head of Lipscomb’s private K-12 school when she didn’t think anyone was looking.

McQueen barely had a chance to walk into her first legislative hearing before she demonstrated that Common Core is just fine for the great, unwashed masses in public schools, but God forbid our privileged private schools should be required to be held to the same standards.

All those legislators who came out against Common Core (and RTP has your websites and your mailings on file) will be holding Dr. McQueen accountable for her hypocrisy,  because any good politician knows  the voters will hold them to the same standard in the next election.  Perhaps we would be more sympathetic if Bill Frist’s or Bill Haslam’s kids ever darkened the door of a public school.

Want to kill Common Core?  Just require McCallie, Baylor, Webb, MBA, Ensworth or MUS to adopt Common Core before they receive a Tennessee diploma.  It will be dead before nightfall.

Hypocrites all.



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