Shame on Lillian Lowery! I wonder what if the parent were black?

Also see Lillian Lowery now running CCSS town halls, where if she doesn’t like the questions, people get arrested, in the meeting. #insane By Transparent Christina 

Ann MillerBaltimore County Republican Examiner

As the pom-pom and rah-rah session neared an end about 20 minutes before the meeting close, parental frustration was mounting as our questions were still going unanswered. One parent, Robert Small, decided to interject to try to force some answers (see video at top of article).

He 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.”

Mr. Small was arrested after being removed from the auditorium and charged with second degree assault of a police officer and a second charge of disrupting a school function.

The video clearly shows that, if anyone was aggressive, it was the security guard, not Mr. Small. What may have happened out in the hall however, is unknown.

Parent arrested at forum after protesting use of common core; He was being removed for not following format to ask questions and is charged with second-degree assault of police officer September 20, 2013|By Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun

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.

The police report said that Dance’s chief of staff, Michele Prumo, who was standing on the side of the auditorium, had asked the officer to walk over and calm Small down. The report also said Small had attempted to push the officer away when he first confronted him. 

“Parents, you need to question these people!:” Shock video of dad arrested at school meeting after challenging Common Core By Michelle Malkin  •  September 20, 2013 10:46 PM

Next, read this e-mail I received tonight from a parent in Baltimore County, Md:

I know you are vehemently against the Common Core standards that are being thrust upon our children…Last night I attended a “forum” held by our school system. In a nutshell, it was an hour and a half long and the first hour was listening to Dallas Dance (county superintendent), Lillian Lowery (state superintendent),a PTA leader, and a teacher from Catonsville High School basically tell us how great this was going to be.

Then we [watched] a video starting with Martin O’Malley saying how great it was, and then other “educators” saying how great it was. Finally, Dallas Dance read some written questions submitted by parents for the other 3 in the forum to answer. They were mostly softball questions of course and you could feel everyone’s frustration that no hard- hitting questions were being asked.

Finally, a frustrated parent got up and interrupted Lillian Lowery and was challenging one of her pre-planned answers. He was not rude but they had security come in to take him out. Luckily a parent was videotaping the event and sent it to our local media.

11 responses to “Shame on Lillian Lowery! I wonder what if the parent were black?

  1. At least the public was allowed into the meeting, which puts them one step ahead of our Governor and Red Clay.

    To be fair, the guy could have been more concise. If he had formed one tough question and laid it down right off, Lowery would have had to answer.


    • you are right the Q could have been much more concise, but pretending Lowery would have answered it, is, well, hilarious.


    • lastDEconservative

      To be fair? To this other-planetary dwelling poster, might it also be true by this logic, that to be fair, the questioner could have been shot?

      Is there ANY transgression, no, forget transgression, just say conduct, is there any conduct of the capital S State that gets questioned, let alone condemned? In some circles, obviously not.


    • kilroysdelaware

      read my latest post


  2. kilroysdelaware

    My submitted question:
    “What is the process for parents to review what data has been or will be collected on our kids, where it is stored, how it will be used, and with whom it has or will be shared? What are parents options for opting out of data collection on our kids?”

    What Dr. Dance read:
    “As a parent, I’ve heard a lot of information around the state Longitudinal Data system. What is the process to review what data is being collected on students, where is it stored, how will it be used, with whom will it be shared?”


    • Apparently, the words we use supposed to be translated into the proper politicozo dialect.

      I’ve answered a similar post a month or so back. Data, once it becomes privatized and sold, stays private. There is NOTHING you can do to make it un-private. Private to you, who supposed to know about it, not to those privately selling and and re-selling it between themselves. Just ask any bank if they are willing to tell you when they are selling your data to whoever buys it. Ha.

      There is NO LAW that guarantees that your data (or your kids’ data) can be controlled by you. You don’t register as a corporation, so it is between corporations only, private to you. Essentially, they have a total mildly regulated control over your data and you don’t. Because, technically, once they collect it and lock in their database, it becomes THEIR PRIVATE PROPERTY, not yours.

      I worked at a bank and had to go through their mandatory once-a-year training to make sure the stuff we do complains with the latest regulations. Unlike most of my co-workers (whom I asked later), I actually read these regulations, word for word, and found them to be so full of holes ready to be exploited with enough brainpower, it was simply not funny.

      I you think I am wrong, explain me how the insurance companies handle YOUR data and if you can control what THEY do with YOUR data. There is a reasons why you can’t simply call them and ask. There is also a reason why you can’t walk to a doctor’s office and ask to read your file. You can’t. You are not supposed to, because data, once stored in their system, is their private property and they decide what to do with it, not you.

      Pray tell me if this is any different. I bet you my collection of 1980s boomboxes it is the same uncontrolled wild west kind of deal.


  3. Bottom line, when you are in the wrong, you suppress opposite opinions. This opposite opinion was suppressed. Common Core is in the wrong.


    • lastDEconservative

      Post yourself a gold star, sir.

      Coming up soon, Vision 2015 (or 2020, or 2525, whatever) at the UD conference center.

      Who will be there with me? To see the question cards collected, selected, dissected and rejected just the same way. I happily take credit for the end of the microphones being delivered to raised hands in the audience a couple sessions back.

      Maybe I’ll follow the Maryland fellow’s paradigm. I’ve been escorted out of a capital S State school (not education) event before, maybe I’ll raise it a level.


  4. “… 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…”

    So, what stops parents from looking up, say, MIT Open Courseware and downloading as much stuff as they can and reviewing some of it with their kids. I don’t imagine it is being way over their heads, especially if those same kids waste ungodly amount of time mastering “The call of Duty”. Or “Warcraft”. Or tracking latest youtube meme.

    Also, I run risk of being heckled, but, seriously, being through one meeting that supposed to make a difference (Pencader closing hearing) and honestly trying to find like-minded parents to make at least SOME kind of difference, all I found were parents who don’t get it and would prefer to please be left alone with their problems.

    I don’t have time to waste with meeting like this compiled propaganda session. I’ve been through dozens of these whilst living in soviet USSR and there is nothing new. Have I ever been to a meeting like this, my questions would be “What is your plan B if this fails? Will you be taking responsibility for the failure, or would prefer to hide behind lawyers’ backs? Have this worked before and where, and where are the proven facts? Will you be listening to our voices, or would plow through us like a tractor? If you would listen, will be allowed in to be part of the decision-making process, and how? If you fail miserably, how do we petition to elect someone else as soon as possible, not just when the time comes?” and plenty others.


    • lastDEconservative

      Good questions. Which is why 2323 won’t take voice questions (since my questions afore were in the same vein).

      And this ” … honestly trying to find like-minded parents to make at least SOME kind of difference, all I found were parents who don’t get it and would prefer to please be left alone with their problems.”