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#3370868 - 09/23/13 09:31 AM Don't Question "Common Core"!

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‘Is This America?’: Parent ‘Manhandled’, Arrested While Speaking Out Against Common Core at Public Forum

Sep. 20, 2013 7:30pm Jason Howerton



A parent in Towson, Md., was arrested Thursday night at a public forum after vocally expressing his concerns about the Baltimore County School District’s plan to use Common Core standards in its curriculum.

Robert Small, a concerned father, was forcefully removed from the meeting by a police officer after he interrupted Baltimore County Schools Superintendent Dallas Dance during the question-and-answer portion of the forum.

The meeting apparently didn’t allow parents to stand up and ask questions or comment. Parents and other attendants were instead asked to write their questions on a piece of paper and officials would read them.

However, Small began speaking out against the district’s use of Common Core, prompting a security guard, who was also a police officer, to approach him and order him to leave. “Let’s go!” he said sternly.

Maryland Parent Manhandled, Arrested While Speaking Out Against Common Core at Public Forum

When Small didn’t immediately comply, the officer began pulling his arm and pushing him towards the exit. Some audience members gasped at the cop’s use of force.

“Don’t stand for this,” the father said as he was dragged out. “You are sitting here like cattle! Is this America?”

Small also urged other parents to demand answers on Common Core and the curriculum being used to educate their children.

As the Baltimore Sun reports, the officer then “pushed Small and then escorted him into the hall, handcuffed him and had him sit on the curb in front of the school.”

Small was charged with second-degree assault of a police officer and faces a $2,500 fine and up to 10 years in prison. He was also charged with disturbing a school operation, which carries an additional $2,500 and up to six months in jail.


Small attempted to push the officer away when he first approached him, the police report claims. Watch the video and decide for yourself if Small assaulted the officer:

Despite some opposition from parents, the Maryland State Department of Education reportedly plans to go forward with its implementation of Common Core standards, joining 45 other states and Washington, D.C., in adopting the standards for the first time this year.

“Look, I am being manhandled and shut down because I asked inconvenient questions,” Small told the Baltimore Sun after the incident. “Why won’t they allow an open forum where there can be a debate? We are told to sit there and be lectured to about how great common core is.”

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#3370952 - 09/23/13 10:31 AM Re: Don't Question "Common Core"! [Re: MUP]
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Government schools...
#3370986 - 09/23/13 10:56 AM Re: Don't Question "Common Core"! [Re: EastTNHunter]
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#3371107 - 09/23/13 12:22 PM Re: Don't Question "Common Core"! [Re: Unicam]
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It's funny (not really) that we've come so far in this country. As a teen of the 80's we were taught how in 'other' countries people were arrested for speaking their minds.

In 30 years the left has succeeded at making us forget what freedom really is.
Tolerance now means OBEY!!!!

#3371159 - 09/23/13 01:02 PM Re: Don't Question "Common Core"! [Re: Pic IN the Casa]
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Public schools that utilize "Common Core curriculum" are rapidly becoming what US Colleges have been turned into;

Indoctrination centers for the Progressives.

Michelle Obama said it during the first Presidential campaign;

"Barack knows that we are going to have to make sacrifices; we are going to have to change our conversation; we're going to have to change our traditions, our history; we're going to have to move into a different place as a nation."

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#3371182 - 09/23/13 01:14 PM Re: Don't Question "Common Core"! [Re: sgtwebb1]
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Seriously, the progressives have taken over the country. This is a soft tyranny.

Searching for the elusive "Moderate" liberal and "Moderate" Muslim. Maybe they are hiding together...

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#3371598 - 09/23/13 07:10 PM Re: Don't Question "Common Core"! [Re: Still-n-Quiet]
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How much money are these schools getting for adopting common core?

#3371663 - 09/23/13 07:46 PM Re: Don't Question "Common Core"! [Re: recurve60#]
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Common Core. Seems to me like No child left behind has been given a dose of performance enhancing drugs.
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#3371775 - 09/23/13 08:22 PM Re: Don't Question "Common Core"! [Re: 94user]
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Going to post in other post. Watched this the other morning and it references Tennessee.
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#3372126 - 09/24/13 06:20 AM Re: Don't Question "Common Core"! [Re: Encore Eye Candy]
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He was assaulted when the "officer" shoved him and he was kidnapped/unlawfully detained.

He should be able to get enough in the lawsuit to send his kids to private school.

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