So this happened.. . Today I heard about a man named Robert Small. He was arrested at a parent meeting after questioning whether the Common Core Curriculum was
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So this happened.

Today I heard about a man named Robert Small.
He was arrested at a parent meeting after
questioning whether the Common Core
Curriculum was going to prepare kids for
While he was standing to ask his question. he
was interrupted by an police officer
working as a security guard atthe meeting,
who pulled him out of the Isle In which he was
standing and forced him out of the room.
He has been charged with two
misdemeanors, ‘disrupting a school
function‘ and alledgedly "continued to yell
and pushed the officer" once out of view of
the camera. He is now fealt: tirty' 10 years of
lam for the assult charges alone, if he is
As he was being handcuffed Small said to
the group at large,
I' m not an activist, I' m a parent. I have a
right to sped k."
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#1 - anonymous (09/24/2013) [+] (15 replies)
Just found out the charges were dropped against him, although what does this say for America as a whole?
#5 - tksparty (09/24/2013) [+] (22 replies)
Land of the free indeed.
Bring on the red thumbs, my body is ready.
User avatar #35 - trevcars (09/24/2013) [+] (18 replies)
10 years? what kind of fucked up system is that!?
User avatar #39 to #35 - alanflindt (09/24/2013) [-]
The american justice system
User avatar #2 - Spitfirex (09/24/2013) [+] (6 replies)
It seems like half of FJ gets news from sxephil.
#11 - spceinvdr (09/24/2013) [+] (4 replies)
These are the things that make me want to give up. I think I might just lie here and do nothing. I simply cant deal with all this depressing stuff. A few posts ago I read about murders that didn't reach the news, the one where that little boy got murdered with a blowtorch. Holy shit man.
User avatar #89 - IamEllis (09/25/2013) [+] (6 replies)
highschool is a joke. The only thing its good for is flashing around a high GPA or good athletic skills to get into a college but once you're in, highschool was pretty much for nothing
#139 - thedesignerisdead (09/25/2013) [+] (1 reply)
That guard though.
That guard though.
#76 - cookiedude (09/25/2013) [+] (33 replies)
As someone studying to become a teacher, I believe the Common Core State Standards or CCSS is fundamentally the greatest thing to happen to the schools in our country in years.
No Child Left Behind was an utter fuck up. The CCSS at the very least gives every teacher and every school district a road map to follow as their students grow.
Every standard builds upon itself every year so as to show the teacher where to start and where to go with what they have.
User avatar #81 to #76 - howunexpected (09/25/2013) [-]
Common Core actually dictates to a T how the teacher is supposed to teach the class. Like, some of the lessons even have a script to follow. This isn't good. It normalizes all education, but not on a median level between the really intelligent kids and the really unintelligent kids.
While I believe that schools should teach fundamentally the same things, I don't think they should always teach to the stupidest kid in the class. If they really want common core, then fine. But have leveled classes, beyond the AP and regular classes.
For fucks sake, my sister had to go over her shapes again. Shes in 3rd damn grade. If they had leveled classes, that would make everything so much fucking easier and I, as a student, wouldn't be getting so pissed
In case your wondering where I got my info, my aunt is the district instructor for common core. She basically taught all the teachers what Common Core was.
#22 - anonymous (09/24/2013) [+] (10 replies)
You may have the right of free speech, but they have the right to toss you the fuck out of THEIR meeting.
User avatar #31 to #22 - Hreidmar ONLINE (09/24/2013) [-]
As unpopular as this statement clearly is, he is correct. Free speech comes with free listening. If the event is not open to the public or in a space that isn't public (that includes public spaces rented out to private groups), they can ask you to leave, and if you refuse, they can have you escorted out. It's a law, people. Doesn't mean it's nice or even necessarily right, but it is a law.
#264 - archiferd (09/25/2013) [+] (16 replies)
New york just switched over to common core.

The work isn't challenging. The tests aren't challenging. As an 11th grader, some questions would be equivalent to asking a kindergartener to add 2+5. They think that they're getting us prepared for what's out there, but they're only making us better test takers so that they can get more funding.
#341 - cazabrow ONLINE (09/25/2013) [-]
User avatar #201 - cosbyshow (09/25/2013) [+] (9 replies)
I am off to college now and I treated High School like I was preparing for college and got 44 credits through AP programs. However, the way that the system is structured is that the dumb asses that take shit classes and get 4.0s got all the scholarships and recognition.
High school is retarded
#275 - avatarsarefornoobs (09/25/2013) [-]
so is there a source to this? or are we just going to read this heavily one-sided story and i guess we're supposed to be outraged or something?   
this is why we should stick to posting funny on funnyjunk, because everything else people post sucks ass
so is there a source to this? or are we just going to read this heavily one-sided story and i guess we're supposed to be outraged or something?
this is why we should stick to posting funny on funnyjunk, because everything else people post sucks ass
User avatar #26 - RageRambo (09/24/2013) [+] (11 replies)
User avatar #163 - malinko ONLINE (09/25/2013) [+] (25 replies)
since when was disrupting a school even an offence worthy enough to get a charge over??

fuck if thats the case, id be on death row by freshman year.
User avatar #347 - skulldan (09/25/2013) [+] (11 replies)
i saw the video, he was rude, he yelled, he wouldnt stop and needed to be kicked out. He was right, but rude
#357 to #350 - caplocker (09/25/2013) [-]
Being rude shouldn't lead to 10 years in jail.
#279 - clifford (09/25/2013) [+] (1 reply)
The officer was dealing with a room full of pissed of parents, because of a person named Dr. Dallas Dance who is the Superintendent of Baltimore County Public Schools, and Lillian Lowery, Maryland Superintendent. Mr. Dance made it so the questions would basically be on other things that didn't concern the common core standards, like putting it into action "without consulting the parents Common Core was adopted by MDE three years ago, in exchange for a quarter Billion dollar federal incentive grant through Race To The Top which is conditioned upon adherence to Common Core, parents weren’t informed until after its implementation." Mr Small apparently didn't have what I call "head in ass syndrome" and said the following. "Robert Small said “I want to know how many parents here are aware that the goal of the Common Core standards isn’t to prepare kids for full-fledged universities, it’s to prepare them for community college.....Parents, take control. We’re sick of this. This is not a CNN political game. This is a public town hall... Listen, don’t stand for this. You’re sitting here like cattle. You have questions. Confront them. They don’t want to do it in public.... Parents, you need to question these people....Do the research, it’s online.” I got this off of The guy was stopping things from becoming very ugly (although the headline "Superintendent Dallas Dance murdered by angry mob of parents at PTA meeting" would have been nice they would have faced charges or worse, the cop did his job, as for what happened out side I don't know. Mr. Dance is the real dick head here from what I can see.
#198 - PsychoKnights (09/25/2013) [-]
Thank you so much for getting the word out. This is bullcrap. If an unidentified cop laid hands on me telling me to shut up, I probably would have legitimate assault charges, but if I'm being manhandled for no reason, why should I be in the wrong instead of the cop.

We've got to drop the idea that some people have special rights including cops.
User avatar #68 - docvolto ONLINE (09/24/2013) [+] (1 reply)
sauce niga Parent Manhandled Arrested While Speaking Out Against Common Core At Public Forum - Towson, Maryland
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