Dr. Lowery, Board President Schmidt, Board President Dukes, President Janssen:
As the former President of the Harford County Board of Education, I myself have serious questions regarding Common Core and the accompanying PARCC assessment tests.
It is frustrating and difficult for me to get answers about these sweeping changes and I can only imagine how difficult it is for a parent.
What is the point of holding public sessions if you have no real desire to listen to what the public has to say?
One of my main concerns is that Common Core will eliminate parental input and control over their children’s education.
Thursday’s events make it clear that my fears are not unfounded.
Why are you so afraid of any unscripted public discussion regarding Common Core?
I understand that the Superintendent or one of his staff gave the orders to have this man removed.
The BCPS BOE should issue a statement condemning this action; silence will be interpreted as an indication that this was done at their direction.
MABE and the MSDE have a responsibility to issue similar statements.
The tyrannical actions of a few public officials can seriously damage the credibility of all MD public school system officials.
As an elected member of the Harford County Board of Education, I call upon the BCPSBOE, MABE, and MSDE to publicly apologize to the gentleman that was arrested.
I call on them to make a sincere effort to hold honest open public forums regarding the Common Core and PARCC assessment testing.
Harford County Board of Education