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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

BS Charges Dropped Against Parent Arrested For Speaking Up Against Common Core (Video)

By Susan Duclos

After speaking up against Common Core, out of turn, and exercising his right to free speech, father and Common Core meeting attendee, Robert Small was arrested and removed from the meeting, causing quite the outcry across the country when the video of his removal and arrest went viral.

 Small, like many, believe Common Core is an intrusion by the federal government into local school control, and his arrest has brought national attention to not only him, but how far officials will go to stop parents from publicly speaking out against it.

 The charges have been dismissed against Small, with the Baltimore County state's attorney's office stating "It was clear that Mr. Small violated the rules of the meeting and disrupted the meeting. It was also clear that the officer acted appropriately and did have probable cause to make an arrest on both charges. In the interest of justice, further prosecution will not accomplish anything more. Therefore, the charges have been dismissed."

 Since when is it appropriate to arrest a parent, concerned about the implementation of a program when he believes the new standards would lower expectations for students and that teaching would be aimed at getting students to community colleges rather than Harvard?

 Glenn Beck discusses the issue below in the first video. The second video is the original one that went viral showing how Mr. Small's right to free speech in the protection of his child, was violated.

The original video of Mr. Small's arrest seen below.

Cross posted from Before It's News