When a video was posted in one of my previous Examiner.com articles of Robert Small being arrested in Baltimore County for asking a question out of turn at the local school board forum on Common Core, the video received national attention and garnered a million YouTube hits. Jason Schmidt of Beaverton, OR was inspired by the video and decided to stand up and not be “cattle”, to coin a phrase by Robert Small. He took the photo shown here and posted it on a website for the cause.
With a rally cry of “Stop Common Core! Save our kids!”, the concerned citizens of Beaverton School District held a protest last Thursday before a school board sponsored forum on Common Core. Mr. Schmidt said in a post,
After the District's Parent meeting was over, many of those parents came out to talk to us and ask the questions that the district wouldn't answer. Parent awareness is key.
Mr. Schmidt has video’d school board meetings and posted them on YouTube. Here’s a good one from a PTA training meeting where the Oregon Deputy Superintendent discusses P20 (Prenatal to career). Yes, prenatal. As it turns out, Deputy Superintendent Saxon is Oregon's representative on the CCSSO. The CCSSO and the National Governor's Association helped develop the Common Core standards. So this bit of information gives us some insight into the mindset of those who developed the standards.
The group is hosting three upcoming informational meetings on Common Core and another protest against the Oregon School Board convention. Information can be found on their website here.
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