Questions on Common Core? “Shut up,” they explained

In a meeting in Towson, MD, a man gets thrown out for asking questions about Common Core.

See, they allowed questions… as long as you wrote them down and they could select the ones they wanted to answer. But the questions people were most concerned about didn’t seem to get selected. One parent of grade schoolers in the community decided to stand up and ask his question anyway. Luckily people are starting to follow my advice and take their cameras to events. (Yes!! …Okay, I’m guessing other people have suggested this, too, but I’ve been a real noodge about it for years.)

Here’s how it played out:

So yeah, he didn’t follow the format. But the people running the meeting work for the community, do they not?

For his troubles, the man was arrested, and held until 3am.

(H/T Michelle Malkin, who has been on top of Common Core Corruption for a while now)

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  • DINORightMarie

    When I lived in Maryland, the school board personnel were APPOINTED and not elected. They work for the county or city, and are paid. This may have changed, but if not, these people are NOT elected members, and are accountable to NO ONE except their state/local government bosses.

    If they are now elected, then the people need to stand up and kick the bums out! If they are not elected, the people need to make their voices heard in whatever way the can, peacibly, to counter the People’s Republic of Maryland’s tyrannical dictatorship over public education.

    And I have a question (I read this in an article about this man’s ordeal) – how in the WORLD can 45 STATES have accepted this federal monstrosity?!?!?! Because the people are SHEEPLE, and letting these administrators inform them, or staying ignorant and “trusting” that the Federal Government’s Common Core MUST be “good for the children” and “helping better education.” Even though it is ILLEGAL and UnConstitutional for the federal government to inject ANY of this onto the states!!

    • B-Funk

      The people’s republic of maryland?

      • Scolded for the Truth

        The people’s socialist republic of Maryland.

    • 57thunderbird

      Peaceably does not always work.There comes a time for civil disobedience!

  • RighteousCrow_JustCaws

    I wonder when Michelle [Revere] Malkin will get due recognition for her undaunted role in alerting the US about the corrupt political underworld’s activities. She’s up there with Sarah and Breitbart – no doubt about it. These and so many more are the gems of our grassroots movement.
    So many times I’ve recommended the Discovery Channel’s 2006 “The Revolution,” which portrays an in-depth view of our founding.

    • Angrymike

      Michelle gets my support on everything, I’ve known of her from the early days of Hot Air, she’s great, and to lls the truth, something prog’s hate………

      • Patriot077

        Ditto. I loved reading her column when she was with the Seattle Times in years gone by and later on her syndicated column.
        That rag is no longer worth the price of subscription, but Michelle is worth her weight in gold – actually more since she’s such a tiny person. 🙂

    • 57thunderbird

      I watch Discovery frequently and have never seen that advertised.Do you know when it airs?If so please post it for me? suppose I could probably look it up on line myself.

  • virginiagentleman1

    All right folks, we are about to have a school meeting about your kids and their education, so listen up, because there are ground rules. Freedom of Speech is NOT allowed here!

    First, park your constitutional rights at the door, as they are not welcome here.

    Secondly, submit ANY questions you may have on paper for “PRE-APPROVAL” by the board. We don’t want to be surprised.

    Thirdly, if you dare to break ANY of our totalitarian rules, YOU WILL BE ARRESTED!

    • B-Funk

      For a second there, I thought you were giving us a snapshot of life in the USSR. ~_^

      • virginiagentleman1

        Scarey, isn’t it! Too many similarities in this socialist age of obama with the Soviet Union.

        But, there is hope, as the Soviet Union fell, so will the age of socialism in America.

    • Patriot077

      This is a very close representation of one of the scenes in the book that Glenn Beck co-wrote with a woman who has thoroughly reseaarched Agenda 21. It was depressing as all get out. I think the title was Agenda 21. I wish he had not put his name on it because more people would likely read it.
      The people were like cattle and I could almost hear them “Moo”.

  • shadetree56

    recall the school board now.

  • joyfulgiver

    FIRE THE SECURITY GUARD! I could tell it wasn’t going to be good as soon as the guard puffed up his chest and started pushing the man around. Totally uncalled for!

    It’s so obvious this school district doesn’t care what the parents think. The people in the room “you’re all a bunch of cattle”, herd em’ in, herd em’ out!

  • 57thunderbird

    My son in NC says that this curriculum is being taught in his school district where his wife teaches.He is not happy about it.His wife teaches and seems to have no problem with it and that infuriates my son.He has tried pointing out to her the problems with it,but he says she doesn’t want to hear it.(influence of her liberal parents)This curriculum is detrimental to our youth and must be stopped!If The man in this video has a lot more restraint than I.If that security guard had pushed me that way,he would have been picking himself up off the floor.Then I would have sued.

    • deTocqueville1

      I am sorry for your son, he has a tough struggle ahead and I pray that his wife will open her eyes and see the truth.

      • 57thunderbird

        Thank you friend.Prayer is what he needs.

    • LoJoFo

      Probably his wife doesn’t have any problem with it because she wants to keep her job; and thus, if she ever thought, she has stopped thinking. It’s a coping mechanism. Me? I just retired. I got tired of fighting with morons and moronic behavior/thinking. These morons are thugs, as evidenced by the video.

      I feel the same as you regarding being assaulted by the security guard.

    • Hillary Shackley

      I didn’t see this post till now, AGREED!

  • Swamp Fox

    I wish we could have seen how things progressed after they removed him. How did the other parents / attendees react?

    • Scolded for the Truth

      Excellent question. If they cared at all, they should have got up and started singing God Bless America over and over again, until they all got arrested.

    • tinlizzieowner

      Me too. If they had any guts, they would have all got up and walked out of this so called, ‘public meeting’.
      Questions in advance, they get to chose the questions, who do they think they are Barry or Hillary?

  • deTocqueville1

    This is disgraceful. What is happening to America? This goes to the heart of Palin’s article next door about morality. Look at the over fed smug ‘public servnts, sitting at the table. Alinskyite Leninism seems to have taken over the educational system from top to bottom. Thanks for sharing this.

    • Hillary Shackley

      I have watched this clip 3 times- simply amazing to watch. A concerned parent asking a question, how can anyone in Maryland stand this kind of behavior. A town meeting about their children’s education? SERIOUSLY, there should be outrage over this. I don’t know how the father didn’t come unglued and start decking this BLACK man…Were it me I would have probably died fighting in that room to ask a QUESTION about our children’s education? Maryland SHAME ON YOU!

  • Hillary Shackley

    Looks like more black on white violence to me, surprised? Not me, from Maryland?- not surprised at all. Blue state gone BLACK!

  • Scolded for the Truth

    The tyranny of democrat elitism is no longer soft–it is a hard tyranny. This is at a school meeting. We must speak up or we will be punished in ways we never thought possible in America. This is a loving father, who want s the best for his children, being pushed around by a thug with the authority of the State.

    • M_J_S

      He should have hit that POS in the face for putting his hands on him!

      • 57thunderbird

        I agree!If he had pushed me like that,he would be waking up trying to get the license plate number of the truck that just ran him over.

  • momofidtwins

    **I would press assault charges against that security guard too!
    Obviously, this is WAY out of line!! You should be able to ask questions
    at a meeting. The parent was not violent or aggressive in any way!! That security guard needed to wait until he saw that he was needed, like if a fight broke out!

    • HarrietHT2

      Every parent in that room should have stood up immediately and demanded that the panel permit the man to speak his question. It’s obvious that common core is nothing more than common coercion, read that indoctrination on a level that surpasses what the state has already had in force these past many decades. And honest questions about it will NOT be tolerated. Time to resist, big time.

      • deTocqueville1

        Sadly, for the most part they seemed thoroughly intimidated.

  • Looking at the video, because it gives us a little picture as to the feeling of the crowd. Security went way overboard in his behavior, especially with him brandishing those handcuffs. Absolutely unacceptable. But what I can say is that the parent should have asked maybe one or two questions and then waited to see if they answered. If they didn’t, then he should have stood up(or from his seat) asked another question. Then probably other parents should have put up their questions as well.

    I don’t really know what these school boards are up to.

    • warpmine

      If he done that to me, he’d needed an ice pack for his nads for days to come.

  • warpmine

    Mow that security is busy with that guy, why doesn’t the crowd rush the core corruptors and pin their asses down for some serious questions?

  • Fireplug52

    I know I am reaching here, but after seeing this act of tyranny on a citizen for just wanting to ask questions concerning the education of their children, it gives me pause for at least a couple of things that we see everyday and we accept it as normal.

    1. Jeb Bush. Why him? Well, he is pushing Common Core Curriculum and from the information I have gathered it doesn’t give children the necessary skills to succeed. I had already decided not to support another Bush for any elective office, even dog catcher. This just helps solidify that position.

    2. Submitting questions prior to the beginning of the meeting gives me cause for alarm, because it appears that those in power are determining who they want to listen to and/or who supports their position for this type of venue. Its almost like they are taking a page from the Presidents press conferences and interviews that the press ask only those questions that the White House deems acceptable.

    I admire the gentleman for making the attempt and I hope it will burn into the memory of those there that this being a public forum a man was arrested for a simple act of freedom of speech. I hope those people will wake up and not be, what he ask them, “are you a bunch of cattle?” Lets hope not.

    • StrangernFiction

      Why is Jeb Bush out front pushing Commie Core? *whispering* Because he’s a statist.

  • Yazz55

    Just the gov’t enforcing freedom of speech.

    This “common core” is creating a standard for brainwashing your kids.
    It is to be fed to all kids at all state run youth indoctrination centers – once upon a time known as “schools”.
    No deviations from the official policy and program will be tolerated.
    This alleged public meeting is just a marketing show to promote the program. Accordingly, all questions must be submitted in advance for censoring.
    Only approved politically correct items will be aired.

    You can now return to your regularly scheduled events for the day.

  • aposematic

    This was not a meeting. This was a parent Common Core indoctrination symposium.


      right on.


    If this union group of thugs treat a parent in this manner just for asking a question well that should tell the whole story about how American kids are getting treated in many a classroom. These members of CC, these dictatorial administrators were there as indoctrinators.

    I’m surprised everyone in the room didn’t stand up, defend the man an walk out of this CC, PC’s charade, horse and pony show.

    Thanks Scoop for the above link to Ms Malkin’s report about this CC federal funded mudpie.

    • Patriot077

      You might enjoy the following clip of the background for UN Common Core and learning the names of many of the players and their organizations. This has been going on for a long, long time and needs to be stopped before they destroy the desire to learn and achieve.

      • PNWShan

        Patriot, were you going to post a link?


        I’ll do a little research too, but I’d like to see the background clip.

  • kong1967

    What the….? He got roughly escorted out just for asking a question they didn’t have knowledge of beforehand? This reminds me of Obama’s so-called open forums, or town hall meetings, where he selected the questions beforehand. It was all a staged joke.

    • deTocqueville1

      It was both an assault and a battery by the thug!

      • kong1967

        I don’t know if I’d go that far but it was definitely inappropriate. I’ve seen them grab hecklers before and drag them out, but this guy just asked a freaking question.

    • NPC

      We can not possibly let this continue, if we let this continue it is because we let them. A simple form of disagreement or protest is to all walk out.

  • Laurel

    This how smart these guys are. Instead of diffusing this guy and answering his questions they created a bigger issue and an internet sensation drawing even more negative attention to themselves.

    And these geniuses are indoctri…errr…teaching your kids.

    The parents in that room should of turned the place upside down. Evil prospers when good men do nothing.

    • 57thunderbird

      I could not agree more.

    • proudhispanicconservative

      We are slowly turning into subjects and that is ultimate goal of these statists instead of letting us be individual human beings.

      • NPC

        Only if we let them.

    • PNWShan

      My husband, who has been in a lot of public meetings, said much the same: If they were smarter, they would simply say, “We see there is a lot of interest in the issue and so we will hold a separate forum for that on a later date.” But when you know you’re on shaky ground and you don’t know how to answer these tough questions, your fear makes you use the thug strategy.

    • StrangernFiction

      Evil is prospering in America because conservatives have put their faith in evil men, believing them to be good.

      • Laurel

        That is a broad blanket statement that has little value.

  • mike payton

    These fascists shouldn’t be allowed near anyone’s children. If you can’t afford to home school, find other like-minded parents and create your own community home school. Rotate homes based on work schedule.

    • StrangernFiction

      Better no school than indoctrination.


    I just remembered this great article:

    God Bless America

  • proudhispanicconservative

    Is this in America? A disgrace indeed.

    • pajamakat

      It’s not the America we love anymore. It’s been taken over. And it’s not coming back, at least not in my lifetime.

      • proudhispanicconservative

        Dont give up, dont ever give up, America is too strong to just die like that.

      • StrangernFiction

        Not with 50 states it’s not.

  • badbadlibs

    Brown shirts come in all colors when the democrats are in charge. Fascism is alive and well with liberals.

  • stage9

    “But the people running the meeting work for the community, do they not?”

    No they work for the fascist-marxist demonrat party.

    • StrangernFiction

      They work alongside Jeb Bush, John McCain, Mitt Romney, John Boehner….for the ruling class.

  • 12grace

    Time for the American people to divorce this gov’t.

    • StrangernFiction

      Americans will separate from DC or be slaves.

  • spin43

    The “brown shirts” have arrived. We are moving towards a banana republic in Obama’s fundamental transformation.

  • 2nd Degree Assault of a police officer? 10 years in prison? Who’s assaulting who in this video? And who’s assaulting our kids with this propaganda Common Core Crap (CCC)

    #14857693028 why I home school.

  • PapaLouie

    The fact that the same people who want Common Core are also in favor of a brutal police state to silence all opposition is just a coincidence. Now move along; nothing to see here.

  • TexasPGRRider

    I`ll bet that “Security Officer” has a rap sheet B.O. and slugbud holder admire and appreciate….

  • tinlizzieowner

    This stuff is happening behind the scenes, every place! The only way this is going to get any attention is when WE post it and it makes the news.
    These NAZI’s need some serious publicity, BAD publicity.

    • Yazz55

      The only publicity that the libfag lamestream media might provide is to blame this parent for speaking out of turn, being rude to the regime speakers and causing a disturbance.

  • NJK

    A piece of advice for this man in Maryland, move to Virginia. We did, and Virginia is not participating in the communist takeover of schools.

  • Sigelitedark

    This is America? This guy got kicked out forcibly by an off-duty cop (?) for just asking a question? If Common Core is so good for our children, why the need for fascist suppression of free speech and thought? This is pathetic, and a suit should follow.

  • Subie201

    Common Core Standards…This Obama’s Rules For Radicals scheme to endoctrinate our babies!

  • Luker410

    Is this my Country or the Gulag…OMG God help us.

  • Luker410

    Move along. Nothing to see here. You were warned. You have to pass the Bills to see what is in them. You have to accept Common Core before you see what they are going to forcefeed your kids.

  • DHardy

    this is going to get national attention now. People will see how aggressive and gangster like these thugs are and it’s not going to go over well at all…

  • Sentinel

    I’m so mad right now… that’s ridiculous. This whole Common Core CRAP needs to go away. If they successfully implement this, it will ensure generations of gullible, dumbed-down, brainwashed voting Democraps for generations to come.

    • lawngren

      Unless I misunderstand, they HAVE implemented it. Not just in Maryland, either.

      • Sentinel

        Yeah, I’m sure a few liberal states are rushing right in because Obama says it’s good. And that’s why states like those are dying (California, New York, Illinois, etc.).

  • steprock

    Do you know they are weighing and measuring children in some districts and assigning a BMI? Combine that with the takeover of healthcare and you get into some really scary territory. The brownshirts are already here, folks. We have to stand up and be loud or they’ll roll right over us.

    • lonestar

      3 years ago, Mike Huckabee, the huckster, endorsed this and had michelleO on his show praising her efforts to starve kids.

      • lawngren

        I’m not surprised. He’s the (ex?) baptist minister who, when asked, wouldn’t call homosexuality a sin. Call it what you like, but if you’re a Baptist minister and you don’t have the backbone, when asked to call homosexuality a sin, then you don’t have the courage to be anything. Certainly not an American, a leader, a man, or a Baptist minister.

        Since he endorsed Common Core, who knows, he may be a lot worse worse than just gutless.

  • Not just being held, but charged. In the link below the video it says:

    The officer pushed Small and then escorted him into the hall, handcuffed
    him and had him sit on the curb in front of the school. He was taken to
    the Towson precinct and detained. Small was charged with second-degree
    assault of a police officer, which carries a fine of $2,500 and up to 10
    years in prison, and disturbing a school operation, which carries a
    fine of $2,500 and up to six months.

    So now this officer pushes up against HIM and gets in HIS face and THAT’S called 2nd degree assault!!??

    • ColonelNeville

      Is this not actually a criminal administration from to bottom? Have not civil wars been fought for less? They are rotten, corrupt, venal and evil. No, really.

    • ColonelNeville

      Note how many times that er, ‘cop’ assaulted the parent. No, really.

  • ColonelNeville

    ARRESTING PARENT’S at a public meeting on their children’s education?!! Welcome to Obamalands Gangster Government run by uber-corrupt crony elitists, Marxist socialist unions, radical leftist activists and Islamofascist stealth Sharia jihadists et al ad nauseum, folks. No, really.

  • Dr. Strangelove

    Only a lone woman stood up to defend this guy? What were the rest of them doing there, making sure school lunches were eco-friendly? The chickification of America is at hand.

  • ryanomaniac

    This is bullshit. I highly respect the moderator’s here but let me explain why I spelled out the word BS. When it comes to something like THIS the entire word is needed to express the absolute disdain these people apparently have for the men and women who died to give that man his God given right to peacefully protest what is being fed to children. Concern for kids….what a Nazi way of thinking. Big sarcasm!

  • Betsey_Ross

    I spent the better part of my adult life in Maryland teaching. The state falls for every Lefty teaching method that comes down the pike. Outcome based education and multiculturalism was the fad when I left. I cannot tell you the number of fads that came and went while I was there. Our school system had to endure forced busing in an area where buses did not need to be on the roads during rush hour. It ruined the parent participation in all of the schools. Since parents were deprived of their neighborhood schools they just didn’t seem to be interested anymore. Now apparently things are so bad that when parents do participate and ask questions they are arrested. This is un-freaking-believable. I can’t say I am shocked, because I see this beginning to happen in my new home. We have caught our county administrators lying and being more than corrupt. I can see in the future that they will not allow us to go to the meetings because they do not like being exposed to questions.

    • Wow. What an Orwellian world.

  • StrangernFiction

    I’m sure Jeb Bush will be right along to denounce this.

    It isn’t about R vs. D!

  • NanNJ

    This man went to sleep in Maryland and woke up in Venezuela. This is about as frightening as it gets.

  • 57thunderbird

    And the sheeple in the room with two exceptions said Baaaaa,baaaaaaaaaa!

  • ApplePie101

    Common core lattice multiplication:
    How long did it take you to multiply 20 x 38 using the old, discarded method? Can you imagine the difficulty a child trained in convoluted ‘everyday math’ would have trying to learn mental math?

    • I was an unfortunate victim of “the new math” growing up. As a consequence, I never had drills or even the suggestion from a teacher that I could learn to work arithmetic in my head.

      So to compensate, I learned my own tricks. Unfortunately, I never set about to devise a system, because it seemed like arithmetic was going to be my downfall, so I was very non-diligent.

      This left me with a collection of tricks that enable me to almost keep up with someone who was well-trained in mental math. But my assemblage of tricks leaves several frustrating gaps or holes in my abilities. So sometimes I actually have to resort to slower tricks to cover for that. It’s a mess. Despite that, it’s a mess that has worked because I’m passably good at the other stuff that makes up math: sets, geometry, proofs, and algebra. In fact, I discovered a love of math very late in life because of calculus. Up to that point, I genuinely hated math.

      I often wonder how smart I could have been if I had gotten arithmetic down the way some of my friends have. I feel like I really missed a chance, somehow.

      Ah, well. Next time the universe comes ’round, I’ll get it right.

      I feel sad for kids who are shoved thru the Common Core program.

      • ApplePie101

        It sounds like you used your natural intelligence to educate yourself–maybe the best way to learn!


    …1930 s Germany = 2013 United States of America .”(period)

  • PVG

    Sanchez14 at 12:12 PM September 22, 2013
    Common Core study.

    “Fourth grade students in Vermilion Parish, La. were given a homework assignment that included words like “Po Pimp” and “mobstaz,” but school officials said
    the worksheet was age appropriate based on an education website
    affiliated with Common Core education standards.
    “I try to instill values in my son,” parent Brittney Badeaux told Fox News. “My goal is for him to ultimately to become a great man, a family man, a
    well-rounded man. And now my son wants to know what a pimp is.”
    Badeaux was helping her 9-year-old son with his homework when she heard him say the words “Po Pimp” and “mobstaz.”
    “I couldn’t believe it at first – hearing him read it to me,” she told
    Fox News. “So I looked at the paper and read the entire article. It was
    filled with Ebonics.”
    The worksheet, obtained by Fox Radio affiliate KPEL provided contextual examples of the word “twist.” It included references to tornadoes and the 1950’s dance craze – the “Twist.”
    But it also included a paragraph about “Twista” – a rapper with the group Speedknot Mobstaz who performs a single titled, “Po-Pimp.”
    “It was really inappropriate for my child,” Badeaux said. “He doesn’t’ know what a pimp or mobster is.”
    She also took issue with the school sending home a worksheet that intentionally misspelled words.”
    The dumbing down of America continues……..

    • lawngren

      It’s much worse than just dumbing down. The example you cite is an example of filling children’s minds with sewage. Enraging. Evil is called good.

  • sallyjohanna

    This is how they do it! The Socialist Progressives are not going to come on TV and tell us we have lost our freedom of speech. We are going to be intimidated in to silence…town by town.

    A great old classic movie called “The Mortal Storm” with Jimmy Stewart and Margaret Sullivan was made in 1940 to expose the intimidation in Germany under Hitler.

  • lawngren

    America? What’s that?

    I couldn’t make myself watch the video. The description is enough to anger me greatly. I’ll pass this on to friends.

    There’s not much left of America when you get arrested for just demanding an answer to questions about your children’s curriculum. Which should be the parent’s decision, and not some evil bureaucrats’ decision.

    This link does not speak directly to this man’s situation, or to Common Core, but it sure does express my sentiments when I see something like this post – chickenscratch, candy-apple socialists and worse, taking control of children’s minds under color of law, backed by thug police who should know more about freedom than to support them:

    The hour of reckoning is fast approaching.

  • John

    Eveyone should email this facist superintendent. I did.

    Email him here and let him know that Americans will not stand for tyranny!!!

  • tinlizzieowner

    Guess I have to go down here to the last topic to cover current news. :-/
    Charges (that didn’t exist in the first place) have been dropped against this man. Thanks mostly to the stink raised by conservatives, Beck and Fox News.


    I think this is Agenda 21 at work, and attacking the parent.