Skip to comments.WATCH: Father Forcefully Ejected From Town Hall Forum for Asking Common Core Question
Posted on 09/22/2013 9:15:57 PM PDT by KOZ.
A father in Towson, Maryland, was forcefully ejected from a local town hall forum for asking the wrong question. Robert Small had concerns over the Common Core education initiative, feeling that it was dumbing down the curriculum in his local school district.
"My question is, how does lowering America's educational standards prepare kids for community college?" asked Small, before soon being approached by a security guard who was also an off-duty cop and being dragged away from his seat.
The outspoken father then implored the crowd to take action. "Don't stand for this," said Small. "You're sitting here like cowards. You have questions!" Apparently, Small didn't follow the proper protocol of submitting his question in writing ahead of the meeting, which is why he was taken outside, and eventually arrested. Small now faces jail time for the incident, or a fine of up to $2,500. Watch the outrageous footage above.
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What would have you done?
His did push his point pretty far, but assault on a police officer? I could only see the back of his shirt, but it said security, not police.
Liberalism and socialism at work. Pick your poison.
I would have stood up and said they should let him speak, likely I would have been taken to jail with him. I did speak up one night at a school board meeting when the board refused to let a lady speak because she was not on the agenda. They told her after they adjourned the meeting she could speak and then they started leaving as soon as they adjourned. I told them in a loud voice that they needed to hear what the lady had to say and they sat back down and listened.
You see, if you submit your question in writing in advance, they never have to answer your embarrassing questions.....
It would be nice if he had a little help fighting these jackbooted thugs.....in court.....
The security was an off duty police officer from what I understand. I don’t think that charge will hold up, if an officer is off duty is it still assault on a police officer? Maybe a freeper who knows will answer that question.
Don’t let kids go to government schools.
Pulled my kids out of government schools immediately and never looked back.
Unless it happened outside the room. I didn’t see an assault. It will be interesting to see how the arrest holds up. I would say the worse they could come up with is trespassing, since he was asked to leave. The district is asking for more troubles than this is worth, pressing any charges.
the list of subjects he could have talked about without being ejected:
protecting a womans right to choose
advocating for higher taxes
outlawing the phrase illegal alien
outlawing the word citizen
supporting same sex marriage
I think the guys problem was his inability to speak on varied subjects
James Clavell’s “A Children’s Story”
The Liberal Agenda, ya think?
Local cops moonlight as security for school board meetings. The cost is not on the police budget that way. The selection of off duty cops is for maximum retrobution. In a local community, the cops when back on duty will sit at your house, pull over your spouse and children, take your dog from your yard, and in one case I know of, arrest you for drunk driving while you are on your own couch watching TV in your living room.
“Destroying the US Constitution”
“Nazi Germany, the redo?”
One of mine I removed in 5th grade is now in law school. A tier one law school at that. So all the threats from the government run school and the insults from my relatives are pretty well muted these days.
Aside from this fiasco what is the general opinion of Common Core by conservatives?
Common Core is the brainchild of the Bill Gates Foundation, and it has all the qualities of that creepy little fascist.
Commie Core will be taught to our good little comrades.
Pray America is Waking Up
20 year private school (recently retired) teacher. CC is a key to the doors of schools. With this key a group of people gain access to what is taught, and how it is taught. Content is controlled by the curriculum guides, and the subsequent tests that must be taken. The darker purpose, as it relates to the social studies & literature, is to 1)remove the notion of “classic” 2) to substitute modern Progressive texts 3) fashion lessons that move students toward social action. Who is the group getting ahold of this key? William Ayers put his weatherman bombs away to pursue a PhD and career with just this in mind. And of course there are legions just like him all putting this into place.
Police forces today are not citizen oriented. They are primarily oriented to a totalitarian part of government with above ordinary workers pay. When I see police and fireman and other public law officials having like large/huge parades for service persons killed in action I might be argued into changing my mind.
I’d be sitting in jail or (most likely) dead right now... I am completely serious. I’ve gotten this treatment before... I will snap if I see it happening to someone else who is in the right.
Common Core has been adopted in all private schools in Arizona. So, what would do you do now? Take your kids out of all public and private schools? You got time to homeschool a couple of kids?
You aak: “Aside from this fiasco what is the general opinion of Common Core by conservatives?”
Wake up, Sheeple.
Well, I can't have much to say about in Georgia, it but my dear departed Dad once lived there in the 1920's. I also feel a little old to participate in a meeting on education. This falderal about Common Core seems specious because school curriculums progressively have been dumbing down since the 1950's. My fortieth High School Reunion tour of the school became very depressing when the current principal explained the differences between the education they provide and ours in the sixties and seventies. They had not adopted Common Core.
I have thought the same about the BSA. Accepting gays was only one minor bump in the long road toward the destruction of the institution.
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“Common Core” is just the name used to turn out more kids that can’t read, write or think for themselves.
Public schools turn out followers. Home school and private Church schools will be the ones that turn out leaders and thinkers.
What’s the difference between CC and what they have been doing for the past 40 or so years?
Couldn’t this be just viewed as the next step in Dewey’s vision for centralized control of the education process of America?
Socialists/psychopaths get indignant when YOU question THEM. Go ahead. Try it.
“What would have you done?”
You have to meet force with force, and that calls for electing a constitutional sheriff in your county. If you can’t do that, prepare to be stomped.
Definitely have an opinion on this.
Beck is opening his radio show with this video right now. HOORAY Glenn Beck! Glenn Beck is OUTSTANDING!
Socialists/psychopaths/criminals get indignant when YOU question THEM.
And you can bet the Gates’ kids aren’t being filled with this crap at THEIR
The Politboro lives in the US of A....
Yes, public/charter schools. I just went through finding school for my son.
It was an off duty police officer who apparently showed him credentials. However the only pushing I saw in the video was this police officer pushing the man. The officer was also getting right up in his face while the man was trying to avoid being close to the officer and speak his mind before he had to leave. If the man pushed back at some point off camera, I have to ask the question...if this means the man "assaulted" the police officer, then why should we not consider the police officer to have "assaulted" the man first? While I don't think the officer is guilty of anything more than trying to get the man to shut up and leave, I have a hard time thinking the man was guilty of anything more than wanting to speak his mind before being forced to do so.
Yes, more of what has been taking place for a generation or better, and yes, Dewey is a Founding Father. I would say that how it differs from the past is only that it has been unified across the entire national spectrum, and codified in a consistent manner that makes it a readily useful tool to shape education coast to coast with a single system.