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Daughter of Man Arrested at Local School Board Meeting Speaks Out

The daughter of a New Hampshire man who was arrested while protesting the school board’s decision to require High School students to read a book which contains sexually explicit material spoke out before the Gilford school board this week.

We brought you the story of her father, William Baer, earlier this week. He was appalled that this book was foisted upon his daughter without first getting parental consent. He went over his allotted two minutes speaking time, and the school board had him arrested. He was charged with disorderly conduct, though if you watch the video it’s hard to understand why, and after spending a few hours in jail, will also have to pay a $700 fine.

His daughter, Marina Baer, spoke to the school board this week and what she said was both sincere and important.

Those words “This just shows that you resort to force at the first turn of conflict and I am appalled. So I don’t trust you. And, I honestly don’t feel safe around you people.”

For a former educator, they cut to the quick. Several times each year teachers are evaluated by peers or superiors. On each of the evaluations I have ever had as a public school educator, there was a short section that asked if I made the students feel safe and if I provided a safe and comfortable learning environment.

I felt as though one of the most important jobs I had as a teacher was ensuring the safety of my students – in every way that I could possibly control.

Marina Baer’s curt and heartfelt comments should shame that school board. They have failed to accomplish one of the most important jobs they have – providing a safe and comfortable learning environment.

Each and every student in that district now knows that their school board (meaning the leaders of their schools) are capricious and vindictive. This school board will do whatever it takes to shut down dissent – even if it means having someone arrested for speaking more than two minutes at a public hearing.

They have since apologized.

Shame on you Gilford School Board.

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Onan Coca

Onan is the Editor-in-Chief at Romulus Marketing. He's also the managing editor at Eaglerising.com, Constitution.com and the managing partner at iPatriot.com. You can read more of his writing at Eagle Rising.
Onan is a graduate of Liberty University (2003) and earned his M.Ed. at Western Governors University in 2012. Onan lives in Atlanta with his wife and their three wonderful children.

  • cripesm

    God bless this student! She has the courage and conviction that her parents instilled in her. These liberals must be stopped! They are not all-powerful deities, it is “We the people under God” who have the rights guaranteed by our Constitution. If a father can be arrested for using that right even to defend his daughter AND OUR CHILDREN from the vicious and evil being forced upon them by our so-called educational system, then it is time for us to TAKE IT BACK BY WHATEVER MEANS NECESSARY! STAND UP AMERICAN CITIZENS!!!!

  • mort_f

    If that is what the school board thinks is an ‘apology’, every member needs to go back to school, and start in nursery school. Kindergarten would be far too advanced for them.

  • Mr Ed

    Not only should they apologize, they should pay his 700 dollar fine and demand the courts remove this arrest from his record!

  • glop

    It would be nice to have the whole story instead of a little “excerpt”.

    • wisdomcries

      It has been on this site and many other sites for days now, I assume that they knew that you would have heard by now

      • bbarnicle

        That could have been a passer-by’s question, OR one of the progressives’ tactics in cases that carry some judgement, trying to confuse the obvious judgement by saying:
        – “Maybe we don’t have the whole story.”
        – “There are two sides to every story.” That one tries to insert the hegelian dialectic: make two sides, and the solution is some compromise.

        (The ‘judgement’ needed in this case was determining placement on a scale between hard core porn and none at all.)

        In fact, the progressives would have you keep using the term ‘left,’ so they can do the hegelian dialectic with’the right.’ But what the progressives want and stand for are not just softer versions of a moderate middle or ‘right.’ I suggest we stop calling them ‘the left.’

        Just warning the blog readers to beware: If, as in this case, the full facts have already been published (video and the words from the book), then don’t engage with someone who goes down the “well we don’t know all the facts” road. It’s a common ploy the progressives try to insert in judgement cases. (Of course there really are times that only one side was heard….just sayin’.)

        • NoCrud

          Also, The Glob has his profile hidden so no one can really see who and what he/she is and, therefore, what you say is correct.

          Liberals have made an art of going into blogs to disrupt and lead the blog away from the topic of discussion. This tactic was revealed in 2007 when the email of one of HilLIARy’s “lieutenants” was found that instructed people to do exactly this: Go into blogs and disrupt and confuse the issue.

          The battle is not on one front only. If you suspect the Left/Liberals of some kind of mischief, you are probably right. If you don’t see them actually doing it, then they have been hiding it. Watching them play is how you know what they are up to. They load up a blog with stupid stuff designed to make many people leave in disgust and they don’t care if it’s obvious — they’re gonna do it anyway.

          • wisdomcries

            and they deny, deny deny…yet there is proof that they DO get paid to do what you said…Ok Loonies ask me for proof and I will point to your reply to me

        • wisdomcries

          Yes, you are correct, perhaps I was guilty of reacting as i assumed the comment was, as you described, and a better part would have been to ignore it as is my normal custom.

          Hegelian Dialectic…so happy to know others are aware. I studied that one also. Thesis+anithesis=consensus
          Although not inherently evil it has been co-opted by Statists…VS the preferred Didactic
          Kudos to you!

          Not trying to one up you, just looking for a like minded person

          If you don’t know look up the “Delphi Technique” a very powerful tool the Statists use.

          Many many more… and if you choose we can talk more

          • bbarnicle

            Once I was a manager in a large international co., and I was asked to be on a panel of employees. The panel was made up of varying levels of the org. chart and was run by the new corporate manager of HR. We were to meet every week for a few months, then an important decision would be made from our input.

            What I figured out after the first meeting was that it was a charade. We were just tricked into believing that our feedback was being considered, but it was only to placate us and our fellow employees. The decision was already made. And they made sure to put the most vocal and independent thinkers on the feedback panel (to keep them busy and make them feel important and heard).

            So, I was naive, and at the second meeting I told them this plot. It was received with silence. Within two months a peer upper manager concocted false accusations against me to be fired. Thankfully, I kept all communications and was able to evidence my innocence. I’d planned to resign anyway, to go to Bible college…which I did. But I left with the local HR manager thanking me for not suing them on the way out.

            I identified their technique as the Delphi, stunning the corporate HR psyops worker into silence. It was worth that moment.

          • wisdomcries

            Oh my!

            Yup been there also…i was a golf pro at a very nice course.
            After receiving an “employee of the month” (The 7th one since it’s inception and there were 250 employees) so I was not just a “everybody gets an award guy”

            Anyway, since I was EOTM I was given a seat at the monthly meetings. I was so tired of looking at butt stains on my fellow employees lips…so I actually spoke up…6 months of that and i was let go because I was not a team player…customers loved me but that is not the Delphi way!

            I have explained all of this to my daughter, all of these subtle tactics, yet I did not believe they existed and would fight my sisters when they would expose this to me…I just thought that they were nuts…10 years later my maturity kicked in.

            It is simply amazing the 100 year path that “progressives” have under taken.

            Going back to the Frankfurt Institute and beyond, Lukas, That guy who wrote from prison (can’t recall his name) but he was a peer of Lukas.

            I have spent the last 8 years finding out how we got to where we are….folks just think it is by accident

            HA! Not at all!

          • bbarnicle

            …and they are very patient.

          • wisdomcries

            Very patient indeed…

            look also how absolute truth has been nullified…what a great ploy that is…everyone is their own truth 🙁

            Oprah has said as much

            I believe X…therefor you can’t tell me X is not true

            My truth superceeds (sp) your truth…the Hegelian Dialectic, after all the consensuses agreed on it so it must be true

          • NoCrud

            They are foolish people… The Bible tells me so:

            Hear now this, O foolish people, and without understanding; which have eyes, and see not; which have ears, and hear not. Jeremiah. 5:21

          • wisdomcries

            and Jesus restated in; “Having eyes, see ye not? and having ears, hear ye not? and do ye not remember?” (Mark 8:18).

          • NoCrud

            The Apostle Paul also said that by the mouths of two or three witnesses shall everything be established. This is why in his books of the New Testament, one finds Paul’s Principle where he quotes two Old Testament writers. He was indeed a man of the Law.

    • seeymour kleerly

      Propaganda works that way!

  • John

    I don’t feel safe around them either! Americans have become gutless and just plain cowards in a lot of cases! I was appalled at the sheeple that just sat there and did nothing,thinking the whole time,I’m glad it’s not me being arrested! They could have all gotten up and protested and gone to jail as a group,to show support for this man and contempt for their ignorant rules and the way the fools do things,like trampling on our rights whenever they feel the need!

    • Mrs. Patriot

      1) We all WANT to be civilized. 2) You have no business speculating about what the other attendees were thinking without asking them personally, and then going off on them as if your speculation is the truth.

      • wisdomcries

        BAARF!

        Watch the original vid Mrs…John is spot on

        • bbarnicle

          wisdom – We are not the elites, so we are not wise enough to trust our own eyes and our own ears or our own judgment. We must wait for the elite statists to tell us what really happened…perhaps on MSNBC or in the NY Times. Then we can be sure. Your bigoted mind makes bad judgments.

          • NoCrud

            I get your sarcasm but it is laced with “wisdom.” ☺☻ (See? I’m not prejudiced.)

          • wisdomcries

            Funny!

            So next time a mosquito bites me I had better think of the greater good before I rush to judgement and kill the sucker 🙂

          • NoCrud

            I think barnicle was using the impersonal “you” and his comment was more sarcastic while criticizing the way John Q. Public is treated by those in charge of Media-led Public Education.

          • wisdomcries

            I got it and I thought it clever…I was just rolling with it in the same vain

      • John

        Mrs. Patriot! You don’t know the meaning of the word Patriot, or you wouldn’t have made such an asinine remark! They showed their true colors by not saying or doing anything! That in itself told me what they were thinking and what they’re made of! I’m an American,so that gives me every right to say what I mean and say what I know! I’d hate to have to go up against any situation with the likes of you and your kind!

      • Jerry G

        Somehow all these discussions reminds one of Nazi Germany. Not every German personally killed a Jew or other unworthy person. In fact the actual killers were proportionately few in number to the entire German population. But what the German population did with rare occasion, like the school board, was sit around and do nothing. Had there been non violent protests the Nazi horror might have been prevented. If a few in the audience of the school board meeting had spoken up that Nazi like arrest might have been prevented.

      • NoCrud

        Most people operate in a “herd mentality” way. Those other parents did not want to get into that “herd.” However, IF they had ALL stood up and made it clear that they objected to what was happening, then the meeting would either have been disbanded or the riot squad called in. Maybe the other parents knew the mentality of the school board and cop/s and did not want to go to jail or be TASERed. But if I had been there, or not, I’d be looking for ways to never have any contact with that school system ever again in the future — and this would include my children.

      • http://FreedomFray.com/ FreedomFray

        1) Accepting blatant tyranny is NOT being civilized – it’s complicity.
        2) Their actions, or, in this case, non-action, is far more relevant and telling than their thoughts.

        • NoCrud

          “Just going along with it” is what the driver of a getaway car does and when arrested, he is as guilty as the robbers. In the Law it’s called Accessory after the Fact. Therefore, the “silent ones” incur guilt on behalf of the school board.

          Much better if those mousy ones had stayed at home. But Hey! Maybe they served cookies and coffee, afterwards. OR they were not even parents but friends and family of teachers and/or the board members. Hmmmm!

  • wisdomcries

    Ouch! she is my new hero!

  • http://Yahoo.com/ Walt

    This is what happens when you allow shallow, narrow minded people to rise as educators. As a group, American educators have sold out to the liberals who want to seize power in this country and subvert our rights as citizens and parents. I applaud both the Father who was arrested and the daughter who spoke out against them. As for the rest of the sheeple in the audience, they, eventually, will get what they ultimately deserve; a generation of sheeple who will never amount to much and always be dependent on them.

  • art arlo 1

    Is “Live Free Or Die” their motto. New Hampshire has been dying. The state new name should be New Hamper

  • Mark Tallman

    This school board should immediately seek a settlement with this man and then, in unison, resign.

  • Charlie

    My question is who the hell do these zealots on school boards think they are ? ? These clowns work for We the People when working in a PUBLIC SCHOOL , These clown seem to think they are in control , they are NOT IN CONTROL the tax payers are in control. All of this UNION SOCIALISM that is in public schools needs to be trashed completely. The school board has no right to set their wage nor any right to act superior in any way shape or form.

    • Carol Dorne

      The problem is none of our elected clowns know who they work for, not federal, state or county. We are in big trouble. John

      • Charlie

        These school boards actually are employed by the same employer that employs the ones that print their pay checks We the People of the U.S.A. .
        The automatic increases in money going to the school board via a congressional vote years ago has set all of this corrupt action in to motion . The more a public school spends the more money said school gets the next year

        • NoCrud

          Government has traditionally encouraged spending because through the budgeting process, any money not used in one fiscal year is deducted the following year from the budget. That’s why you see all new chairs in a government building and if you could get to their warehouse, you’d find last year’s chairs, still good and usable, and this year’s chairs will be added to them at the end of the fiscal year.

          The entire system of budgeting needs to be overhauled and replaced with a system designed to save money for We the People who pay for all that “stuff.”

          • Charlie

            You are spot on ! Small example of our servants waste but a good one .

          • NoCrud

            But it is not the Civil Servants’ fault. I’ve been there and was flabbergasted when the “budgeting process” was explained to me. However, it is now more than a process, it is a tradition that a lot of people working in the government don’t know about or understand. It’s not a problem of the workers, it’s a problem with bureaucrats — who are not “workers.”

    • rhondareichel

      First we need to get rid of the Dept. of Education and let the states take control…..you all should have voted for Ron Paul and that would already be done

      • NoCrud

        Ron Paul was weighed and came up short in the balance. Now, however, people can make sure their representatives understand that they will be on the Short List if they persist in perpetuating the errors of their predecessors.

      • Charlie

        Not only get rid of the Dept. of ED but get rid of the teachers union. This is the most powerful union in our nation and it has corrupted the public school system.
        Don’t think any government servant in our country should be allowed to be unionized .
        Ron Paul could not win an election simply because of his foreign affairs ideology . Even though his ideology has merit .

    • bbarnicle

      …especially since they screwed up royally by not sending out the approval papers in advance to the parents (a mistake? really?). They needed to humbly eat some crow, not show a hard nose.

      • Charlie

        Sort of like the PPACA aka Obama Care 2,600 pages one night to read and vote the next day. With the then speaker of the house stating you have to pass bill to find out what’s in it. There was no mistake on the school board part of not sending paper work out in a timely fashion this was done by design . This form of corruption needs to be stopped. The school board members that respond to adult tax paying citizens like said citizen is a child is arrogance beyond tolerance of most adults.
        Hopefully enough parents and other family members will stand up to these public servants that are being bullies .

  • snowyriver

    apology not accepted without money to pay fine.

    • bbarnicle

      I know we’re not all Christians – many are- so I want to add this relevant comment to them: In the Bible an apology is to be accompanied by restitution. And if possible, repay more than what was damaged or stolen (for the extra time and trouble caused). Zaccheus restored what he stole four times over. Clinton apologized in front of a church congregation for lying in his trial, but he never offered to pay back the legal costs from having to dig up the truth (rather than a confession and submission of the facts when confronted) We the People lost millions $ in those unnecessary trials. When Zaccheus encountered the Lord, he instantly confessed and offered restitution. When Clinton sat before a church (and all the Christians watching on tv), he apologized…but no restitution. Only God knows, but in my opinion Clinton was telling yet another lie.

      • NoCrud

        When Bill Clintoon has breathed his last breath and is placed in the ground, I’m sure his Black Granite Gravestone will soon take on a Yellowish hue from those who go visit the grave to make sure he’s actually no longer a problem.

        And now the big question:
        What is worse than a Clinton as president?
        Answer: ANOTHER Clinton as president…

        However, I suspect that there are still way too many Americans who are willing to be doubly-fooled — again — like they were in 2012.

  • Skyman93NH

    I am ashamed and embarresed for MY state. A father arrested for speaking out in a public forum. So much for my state motto of ” Live Free or Die”. These school board member should all resign in shame for letting this happen!!!!!!! We are not in China, Russia or any Islamic nation where dissent equals arrest and imprisonment. It starting to grow old …. These people , who think that they have some power over our lives and that of our children. They all seem to forget that as elected “officials” their power is a gift from the people. The cure for this problem……. Remove them from office!!!

  • Up Huff

    There “apology” is too little, too late.

    • jimbo124816

      I apologize for my Great great grandparents owning a slave.
      I apologize for putting Japanese people in camps during WWII.
      I apologize for my 7th Great grandfather taking land from the Natives.
      I apologize for my 47th Great grandfather for being King of England.
      I apologize for everything my ancestors ever did.

      There, does that make it all better now?

      The apology doesn’t do anything, unless you correct the crimes you committed.

      You are right about the apology being too little, too late.

      The School Board should do the following:
      Instruct the police and the court to drop all charges, pay for his legal bills, allow him to come to the public meeting to state his feelings about the “book”, remove the book from the classrooms, then the School Board resigns in disgrace.
      That’s the appropriate apology in this case.

      • mallen11

        I don’t apologize for anything my ancestors did — I wasn’t there. Good list but all the things you listed happened because it was part of God’s plan for our Nation.

        • NoCrud

          God also allowed Judges, as shown in the Bible, but it was to prove to the people that they only needed HIM. Same with the way that God was not pleased when a count was made of the horses, etc., used for protecting Israel — because God is sufficient to protect his people.

          I believe God is allowing people the freedom to manage and govern themselves so that the same people will someday realize that God’s way is best and, in fact, the only way. There are records in the Bible where it is shown that God has done this previously.

          • mallen11

            Yes, God does allow people the freedom to govern themselves as long as we follow His guidlines in His written Word. America needs to learn His ways again and follow them otherwise we will lose our Nation.
            II Peter 3:18… but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity.
            2 Timothy 2:15 Study to show yourself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
            Luke 18:27 But He said, “The things that are impossible with people are possible with God.”

          • NoCrud

            That is right…!

  • joeupyoursMF!

    what about the damn stupid cops who arrested him,joeupyoursMF’S!

    • rhondareichel

      The cop should have just ask him to leave…. not arrest him
      Then the father could start a petition to get them all fired

      • NoCrud

        The board tried to say that the parent was “disrupting” the meeting while the “disruption” proved to be any kind of objection to what they were doing.

        There needs to be a petition in that town to remove the school board, preferably promoted by people who are not connected with the parent we are discussing so the rascals in the public school system cannot say it is being done out of revenge.

  • http://www.examiner.com/paulding-county-republican-in-atlanta/christopher-collins PCGOPExaminer

    People need to understand of how much power they have. What if an entire county or state; parents pulled their kids out of school until the schools change their ways? Think about that for a moment.

    • rhondareichel

      no students….no federal funds to the school districts
      GREAT IDEA

    • bbarnicle

      I wonder what the percentage is, since Common Core, of children leaving the public school system. From anecdotal stories I would guess there’s been a big jump in the percentage. There are now, through public demand for alternatives, home schools and private tutors, Charter schools, more religious schools, Cyber schools, art schools, and even count the number leaving one or two years as early as they can to start college. This number has to have doubled in the last 8 years. Just guessing.

      • NoCrud

        I suspect that students leaving school because of Common Core is not a concern of those who push Common Core. Those students are not “teachable,” in their opinion, and those who stay are candidates for also being Common Core pushers. Besides, they want to corner the job market, write the books that promote Common Core, etc., etc.

        They have had decades to plan and put this nonsense into action.

        • bbarnicle

          Good point. I hadn’t thought of that. Having the moral free thinkers out of the way greases the skids for a faster descent into their hell. And on the conspiracy wing, it makes for a handy list for when they need to identify the trouble makers. Or, as reported in another article yesterday out of CA, they’ll just make a law that allows companies to discriminate against hiring homeschoolers. Hello fascism.

          • NoCrud

            I lived in CA for over 17 years and have several children living there. And the only thing that will save CA from utter bankruptcy is a federal handout. And guess what? They are all in the same Liberal Bucket so this will no doubt happen.

            To put into a perspective that will cause people of all places and mindset sit up and take notice is that the bailout money going to CA will be taxpayer money…! Now, isn’t that a find kettle of fish? —as even some old-time comedians would see it.

            We’re dealing with fools that will not be happy until they turn everyone else into a passel of fools. But those academics are the elite and, of course, those geniuses know more than the rest of us… BARF

  • reepete

    school board should pay the fine

    • NoCrud

      There should be no fine. What law was broken?

      Was the “fine” to pay for a new uniform for the cop?

  • aurora9

    What was a policeman doing at this meeting? He should not have been there. Who called him? Why did he sell his soul to arrest a parent who had not committed any crime? Does he have any conscience at all?

    • Ted Crawford

      As with the Teachers, he is a Public Sector Union member, and as such distrusts anyone that questions authority!

      • NoCrud

        ▲▲▲ (Three Thumbs Up)

    • bbarnicle

      I speculate that the school board, knowing that they’d screwed up in a sensitive area (sex), anticipated unhappy parents at the meeting. So, cowards that they are, they made sure an officer was present. AND, probably briefed him as to how parents will be a problem. This was a PLANNED STRATEGY to deflect the heat off of them. Think it through…do you think it all just randomly happened?

      A real diplomat would have planned to make some concessions in the time limits to accommodate the issue, and would have avoided a police presence. Formal meetings usually rely on a sargeant of arms to keep order, a friendly but firm peer.

      • aurora9

        My exact thoughts, barnicle. They knew that they were going to get heat about this and wanted to silence the parents voices!

  • ray

    this school board should be terminated since they have an agenda that is outside the schools agenda. I am sure they, like most of new England, are all card carrying liberals who only care about power over the honest people. if I was that father I would sue the school board individually, the city, the state and anyone else involved including the arresting cop and pd. this is pure bullying by thr liberal school board. for the people with children in yhis district they should move for an immediate dismissal of the entire board and pull their kids out of school in protest. for the people of nh – you fought hard against the british, time to fight again for your freedoms.

  • jimbo124816

    I hope for the following:

    I hope that this gentleman hires the hungriest lawyer in the state of New Hampshire.
    I hope that he sues the School Board, and the Town, corporately, and the school board members, and the policeman, individually.
    I hope that when the Town has to raise everybody’s taxes to pay for the judgement, they will be prepared to explain it to the taxpayers that it was their town government’s actions that caused them to get a bigger bill.
    I hope that this case will be a warning to other government entities and employees, that if you violate somebody’s civil rights guaranteed by the Constitution, you will be taken to task, and it will cost you something.

    This case is a result of the people of Massachusetts moving to New Hampshire to escape the grinding taxes, then voting for liberals when they get there, because they miss the free stuff. When you vote for liberals, this is what happens.

    I hope the People of New Hampshire will learn this valuable (and expensive) lesson and go back to electing Conservatives

  • jarhead

    YES, terminate these maggots, and strip them of any/all benefits. Hope Mr. Baer sues and receives at the least, seven million dollars (after taxes)…..I would pay to be on the jury. Actions still speak louder than words. That apology should have included their resignation – – – far too little – – – far too late!

    • NoCrud

      Personally, I did not see an apology in that letter. It was merely stating that the school board c/would do anything it desired and that parents had no options.

  • johnstephano

    I would say apology not accepted. This School board should be fired and the father should have his record cleared and be reimbursed the $700.00 fine he paid.

    • NoCrud

      As stated in an earlier blog on this, the father is a lawyer. If I were him, I’d be looking at this affair in a legal way and do more than just get compensated. I’d be looking to make the school board regret getting up that day when they had him arrested in a way to Invade his Civil Rights.

    • mallen11

      There should not be a fine for speaking out against the evil that school board members think is right because they have no idea what was going on and were not prepared for the objection so they took revenge.

  • NoCrud

    Opening the “apology” from the Gilford School District linked above, it included:

    “The district will take immediate action to revise these policies to include notification that requires parents to accept controversial material rather than opt out.”

    So, they are NOT going to give the parents the option of opting out of such things but notifying them with heavy expectation that they accept “controversial material.”

    I do not consider that an “apology.” It is a statement that the school board is right in there with both feet quick and ready to walk on parents’ rights regarding their children.

    I also consider this an open invitation to “opt out” of the public school system and move to some other state OR home-school OR put the child/ren in a church school. NOTHING could be worse than having them in that system.

    • rhondareichel

      That’s why I support school vouchers….public schools are becoming sewers

      • NoCrud

        The rats have invaded the sewer system. Next will come the Plague. How many have to die because of this travesty?

      • Ted Crawford

        The quickest and most efficient program to clean up that sewer, is to return the Department of Education to it’s proper status, pre-Carter, and disband the quisling Public Sector Teachers Unions!

        • NoCrud

          CORRECTIMUNDO…

  • hbcark

    Aren’t school boards elected? KICK them out along with their apology.

    Their curriculum, educational material and agenda is the gift of Common Core an improperly created and funded education by the federal government which is illegal and the very rich and famous among us and the National Educational Association. They opted to bribe, coerce and withhold other federal funding if state and local school boards refused to cooperate.

    Shamefully states, local school boards and teachers have gone along with this diabolical plan and our children and country are regarded as fertile ground and a waste to the humanists among us.

    What this story represents is the tip of the iceberg of abuses perpetrated by the Common Core agenda.

    Americans had better wake up and stop this federal agenda to destroy our children and country.

    God have mercy on their souls and our once great County.

    • mallen11

      People are complacent and apathy reigns in our homes because parents are too busy with their lives to be bothered. It will continue until masses of people turn back to God and do things His way.
      Psalm 28:5 Because they regard not the works of the Lord, nor the operation of his hands, he shall destroy them, and not build them up.
      2 Chronicles 7:14 If my people, which are called by MY name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked (rejection of God’s) ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

    • Florence Smith

      The book protested is not part of the Common Core Standards. Appendix B which recommends books to go with the Common Core Standards does not list Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult. The author wrongly implied that in his first article. You may notice that this article is more correct and does not say it is part of Common Core
      You are wrong on several counts: I have been told by ACHIEVE that there was no federal funding in the writing of the Common Core Standards. The standards were asked for by the state governors who were concerned about students who needed remedial help before entering the job force or college.
      I think you have not read the standards at all or you would not call them “diabolical” or “Common Core agenda,” or “federal agenda.” The standards state things that have been taught for years in our schools: “Name the author and illustrator of a text and define the role of each in presenting the ideas or information in a text.” (Kindergarten RI.K.6) “Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words…..[there then is a lengthy list to tell what phonics skills should be taught]” (1st grade RF.1.3) These are not scary “agendas.” They are useful tools for us as teachers. Please download a free app of the Common Core from the app store, and you will see that there is a lot of misinformation on our conservative websites. As a conservative I had always thought I was on the side of the truth, but the conservatives are passing around many falsehoods on the topic of the Common Core. Please read the document and become informed.

      • NoCrud

        For everyone to be truly informed, and not swayed by some “academic hype,” here is some really good information about Common Core and Agenda 21 that is from Democrats. Ha…

        Common Core is UN Agenda 21
        http://www.democratsagainstunagenda21.com/common-core-is-agenda-21.html

        • Florence Smith

          If you’ve read the Common Core Standards, there is no way you could believe such misinformation.

          • NoCrud

            You proved my point about Academic Types trying to sell Common Core.

            If you try to do a little reading outside of the “Approved Common Core” stuff, you’d find massive proof of what that site says. I only presented it as from Democrats because you are then in a position of attacking one of your own.

            There are tons of information about the negatives of Common Core. But it is you that is promoting misinformation and that is because you have signed onto this nonsense. You need to get out more.

            Any attempt to further sell people on Common Core will be equivalent to the old cliche “Beating a Dead Horse.”

        • NoCrud

          There are MANY other sites that reveal dangers inherent in Common Core. Here is one from the Library of Law and Liberty:

          Making Big Talkers Who Can’t Read
          http://www.libertylawsite.org/2014/04/17/making-big-talkers-who-cant-read/

      • Ted Crawford

        You can put all the Lipstick, or whatever other form of make-up you please on this Pig, Comrade, however it will still and always be only a PIG!
        If you truly are a fan of this indoctrination curriculum, there are several Countries where it is currently celebrated , North Korea, China, Russia and Venezuela, for a few. Perhaps you would feel more fulfilled in one of these! The only possible problem I see is that Countries who adopt these egregious standards, don’t allow Public Sector Unions to exist! There truly is, occassionally, a good bisquit,even in the garbage can!

        • NoCrud

          Schools in many other countries may be on the Common Core table but they are not using Common Core as their main teaching method. However, this is because students go beyond what is being taught in school and learn a lot on their own. They only get diplomas to get jobs, not to prove they know anything.

          I knew the chief engineer who was in charge of installation and maintenance of state microwave links. He said some prospective employees would come in and throw their diplomas on his desk and expect to get a job on the strength of their degrees. He said he’d look to see what school they went to as a matter of curiosity but then he’d give the diploma back to the person and say, “OK, so you can read. Now tell me what you know.”

        • Florence Smith

          I have a question: Have you read the Common Core Standards?

          • NoCrud

            Common Core: Education without Representation
            http://whatiscommoncore.wordpress.com/

          • Florence Smith

            LOTS of MISINFORMATION at that website. I’ll edit my reply tomorrow and address some of it.

            05/10/14The first thing on the website talks about Jason Zimba. They try to make it sound like he is against
            Common Core. Read what he really says at
            http://www.edexcellence.net/commentary/education-gadfly-daily/common-core-watch/2013/critics-math-doesnt-add-up.html This is the opposite of what the website
            says. This article also addresses comments that James Milgram makes on the website stating how he has
            misrepresented the standards.

            Sandra Stotsky is also quoted. While here in Arizona she made many false statements. There are articles like http://anhpe.org/2013/11/10/a-closer-look-at-sandra-stotskys-critique-of-the-common-core-standards/
            and http://www.edexcellence.net/commentary/education-gadfly-daily/common-core-watch/2013/stotsky-pounds-the-table.html that point out that she is giving out misinformation.

            The website tries to scare parents about data mining. According to http://www.corestandards.org/about-the-standards/myths-vs-facts/ “Implementing the Common Core Standards does not require data collection. The means of assessing students and the use of the data that result from those assessments are up to the discretion of each state and are separate and unique from the Common Core.”

            There is a Jane Robbins video on the website. I feel her article “Controlling Education from the Top” was the start of much of the misinformation being circulated. I feel there are over 30 items of misinformation in that article. For one thing she and her fellow author state “The Common Core Standards are of mediocre academic quality…” The reference they give for this says the opposite: http://www.edexcellence.net/publications/the-state-of-state-of-standards-and-the-common-core-in-2010.html

            The website has a statement that Common Core “violates the principle of local control.” All curriculum is chosen at the local level. There are over 100 publishing companies that offer various curricula to go with Common Core. The local districts can also make up their own curriculum. As a fellow teacher has said, “These are the same things we have always taught.” If you read the Common Core standards, I think you would find it hard to find any objectionable standards.

            I could probably spend the rest of the day pointing out misinformation on the website you suggest. I suggest you look at http://www.corestandards.org/about-the-standards/myths-vs-facts/ where most of these things are addressed.

          • NoCrud

            You have proved to have some interest in Common Core and I’m betting it’s not merely an “academic” interest. As stated in the website I quoted, those who have a gain in Common Core fight for it the most.

            As you must be able to see, there are others here that see through your mindless adherence to Common Core.

            But you ignore the statement that I made earlier: These two sites are ONLY TWO OF MANY sites that I have but you are going to Alinsky the information and pinpoint each and every one and try your hardest to ether “prove” those people from the Universities in CA and AR know not what they are talking about (and they are people who studied and put it together and later said they could not sign onto it).

            This nibbling away at the views of those who apparently know more about this than you do are going to go to other sites and deal with other topics of interest and you, typical Democrat, think that if you can get in the last word, no matter how erroneous, that it establishes that YOU are the expert… Haha… Think again. You are beating a dead horse and it’s starting to stink.

            And you are too “intelligent” to realize how foolish you come across but your Comments to Like votes tell tell me that you are NOT in the mainstream of thinking: 270 vs 68

            Any attempt to flood the blog with your nonsense will establish that your intention is to Troll the blog.

            I’m wondering if you are going to spend time “consulting” with your colleagues to get some kind of talking points list together because this is what Trolls do.

          • Florence Smith

            You seem to think you know who I am. Your guess is actually quite wrong. I am a K-8 reading teacher who sees this set of standards as an excellent tool for my students. I have had over 70 students this year. I would wish the best for all of them and see Common Core as part of the solution.

            I was actually recruited to be a Republican precinct committeeman because of my conservative views. I know the typical conservative does not talk about Common Core like this, but as a teacher who uses the K-8 standards daily, has taken classes on it, and has read lots of articles about it I cannot agree with the way conservatives see this because the conservative e-mails are full of misinformation. (Quite distressing to me since I always thought that as a conservative I was on the side of the truth.) I will address some of the misinformation on the site you gave tomorrow. I just returned from a relative’s play and need to complete my lesson plans for Monday.

            I am not “consulting” with anyone. Using the K-8 standards every day, I feel I know what’s in them.

          • NoCrud

            Perhaps Common Core is better than what you are accustomed to using. But there is an old, supposedly Arabian Proverb that you might just want to check out and see where you fit in it…

            He who knows not, and knows not that he knows not, is a fool — Shun him.

            He who knows not, and knows that he knows not, is a child — Teach him.

            He who knows, and knows not that he knows, is asleep — Awaken him.

            He who knows, and knows that he knows, is wise — Follow him.

          • Florence Smith

            The first thing on the website talks about Jason Zimba. They try to make it sound like he is against
            Common Core. Read what he really says at
            http://www.edexcellence.net/commentary/education-gadfly-daily/common-core-watch/2013/critics-math-doesnt-add-up.html This is the opposite of what the website
            says. This article also addresses comments that James Milgram makes on the website stating how he has
            misrepresented the standards.

            Sandra Stotsky is also quoted. While here in Arizona she made many false statements. There are articles like http://anhpe.org/2013/11/10/a-closer-look-at-sandra-stotskys-critique-of-the-common-core-standards/
            and http://www.edexcellence.net/commentary/education-gadfly-daily/common-core-watch/2013/stotsky-pounds-the-table.html that point out that she is giving out misinformation.

            The website tries to scare parents about data mining. According to http://www.corestandards.org/about-the-standards/myths-vs-facts/ “Implementing the Common Core Standards does not require data collection. The means of assessing students and the use of the data that result from those assessments are up to the discretion of each
            state and are separate and unique from the Common Core.”

            There is a Jane Robbins video on the website. I feel her article “Controlling Education from the Top” was the start of much of the misinformation being circulated. I feel there are over 30 items of misinformation in that article. For one thing she and her fellow author state “The Common Core Standards are of mediocre academic quality…” The reference they give for this says the opposite: http://www.edexcellence.net/publications/the-state-of-state-of-standards-and-the-common-core-in-2010.html

            The website has a statement that Common Core “violates the principle of local control.” All curriculum is chosen at the local level. There are over 100 publishing companies that offer various curricula to go with Common Core. The local districts can also make up their own curriculum. As a fellow teacher has said, “These are the same things we have always taught.” If you read the Common Core standards, I think you would find it hard to find any objectionable standards.

            I could probably spend the rest of the day pointing out misinformation on the website you suggest. I suggest you look at http://www.corestandards.org/about-the-standards/myths-vs-facts/ where most of these things are addressed.

          • NoCrud

            You are trying to put out fires that you and Common Core have made.

            You are one of those who have something to gain from Common Core. Like forcing states to get behind it or lose other government benefits.

            I’m sorry but your drivel does not satisfy the vast movement AGAINST Common Core that is out there that you prefer to ignore. You are one voice that has a Common Core echo and you are so very biased FOR Common Core that you are blinded to the many, many people and organizations that are against it.

            There is no cure for intentional ignorance that a little education cannot cure. Just because you are a teacher and have been for some time does not make you intelligent, apparently. It only means that you had Time and Money to walk the turf on some campus and get a degree.

            The Unibomber also had a degree.

          • Florence Smith

            The first thing on the website talks about Jason Zimba. They try to make it sound like he is against Common Core. Read what he really says at http://www.edexcellence.net/commentary/education-gadfly-daily/common-core-watch/2013/critics-math-doesnt-add-up.html This is the opposite of what the website says. This article also addresses comments that JamesMilgram makes on the website stating how he has misrepresented the standards.

            Sandra Stotsky is also quoted. While here in Arizona she
            made many false statements. There are articles like
            http://anhpe.org/2013/11/10/a-closer-look-at-sandra-stotskys-critique-of-the-common-core-standards/
            and http://www.edexcellence.net/commentary/education-gadfly-daily/common-core-watch/2013/stotsky-pounds-the-table.html that point out that she is giving out misinformation.

            The website tries to scare parents about data mining.
            According to http://www.corestandards.org/about-the-standards/myths-vs-facts/ “Implementing the Common Core Standards does not require data collection. The
            means of assessing students and the use of the data that result from those assessments are up to the discretion of each state and are separate and unique from the Common Core.”

            There is a Jane Robbins video on the website. I feel her
            article “Controlling Education from the Top” was the start of much of the misinformation being circulated. I feel there are over 30 items of misinformation in that article. For one thing she and her fellow author state “The Common Core Standards are of mediocre academic quality…” The reference they give for this says the opposite:
            http://www.edexcellence.net/publications/the-state-of-state-of-standards-and-the-common-core-in-2010.html

            The website has a statement that Common Core “violates the principle of local control.” All curriculum is chosen at the local level. There are over 100 publishing companies that
            offer various curricula to go with Common Core. The local districts can also make up their own curriculum. As a
            fellow teacher has said, “These are the same things we have always taught.” If you read the Common Core standards, I think you would find it hard to find any
            objectionable standards.

            I could probably spend the rest of the day pointing out
            misinformation on the website you suggest. I suggest you look at http://www.corestandards.org/about-the-standards/myths-vs-facts/ where most of these things are addressed.

      • hbcark

        Florence, Common Core State Standards was instituted by bureaucrats in Washington to take control of our educational institutions and “brainwash” our children. CCSS controls the content and curriculum of our educational system nationwide.

        Federal laws prohibit this.

        In 1965 the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, original federal intrusion into this state and local responsibility, said “nothing in this act” shall authorize or mandate direct control of schools’ curriculums. The 1970 General Education Provisions Act stipulates that “no provision of any applicable program shall be construed to authorize any” federal agency or official “to exercise any direction, supervision, or control over the curriculum, program of instruction” or selection of “instructional materials by any” school system. The 1979 law creating the Education Department forbids it from exercising “any direction, supervision, or control over the curriculum” or “program of instruction” of any school system. The ESEA as amended says no Education Department funds “may be used to endorse, approve, or sanction any curriculum designed to be used in grades K-12.

        Bill Gates and other billionaires funded this animal. Its being implemented by the NEA illegally. It was instituted through bribes, coercion and the threat of withholding funds of other Federal programs.

        Hardly voluntary. Definitely not in the best interest of our children and country.

        • Florence Smith

          Governor Huckabee and others that were there have stated that Common Core was state-led. I have read over 10 state introductions to Common Core that say things similar to Maine’s: “This has been a state-led and state-driven initiative from the beginning.” If you check http://www.corestandards.org/about-the-standards/myths-vs-facts/ they say, “The Common Core is a state-led effort that is not part of No Child Left Behind or any other federal initiative. The federal government played no role in the development of the Common Core. State adoption of the standards is in no way mandatory.”
          As a K-8 reading teacher I think it is “in the best interest of our children.” It has an excellent set of phonics standards (probably better than most states had), it has children doing a lot of thinking, it is high standards, and it has students reading some foundational American documents.
          Please read the myths vs. facts site that I have noted, it addresses much of the misinformation that is being passed around.

          • hbcark

            Florence,

            You are ignoring the fact that this program is illegal from the get-go.

            Common Core was not state-led (period). THAT IS A BIG MYTH.

            You are ignoring the fact that the information being gathered from our children and their families is being made available to and sold to businesses for their marketing purposes.

            You are ignoring the fact that the program is dumbing down our children and have excluded local school boards, teachers and parents participation.

            You keep talking about myths, you had better read about myths. Google George Will and Common Core.

            There have been more than once instance when a parent went into a school board meeting to complain that he/she was either escorted out or arrested or both.

          • NoCrud
          • Florence Smith

            If you think it is not state-led, then you are calling all the states who have stated that it is state-led in their Common Core introduction liars. You are also calling Governor Huckabee and State Superintendents of Education liars. You are saying that the Common Core people have lied in their introduction. I specifically called the National Governors Association to check this out and was told that Common Core was state-led.

            Have you read any of the Common Core Standards? It is NOT dumbing down our children. There are people complaining that it is too hard. I would suggest that you read over the 12th grade standards. They are quite rigorous.

            The curriculum is TOTALLY decided by local authorities. There are over 100 publishers of Common Core curriculum. There are also lots of great ideas available on the internet for teachers to use to make up their own curriculum.

            Please give me ONE example of a state that is selling their educational data to businesses for marketing purposes. There are people publishing falsehoods out there who seem intent on riling up parents and citizens.

            I use the K-8 language arts Common Core Standards every day, and I KNOW that people are being told a lot of incorrect information. Please read the actual document instead of listening to the false information.

          • hbcark

            Florence, I find it interesting your running all over the place trying to justify and illegal act. WOW! You are going to the den of liars and asking them if they are lying. What do you think they are going to tell you, THE TRUTH?

            It doesn’t seem to care to you that the NEA has violated no less than 3-laws to aid and abet in the implementation of this program.

            What you are determined to totally disregard is this was never enacted by federal or state legislators. It was funded by billionaires for the good of billionaires. They ain’t got enough they want more. Besides erroneous teaching they are collecting mountains of information from our children on our children and their families from K-12 to be used them (big business) throughout their lives.

            Are all these people liars? How do I know? They are not telling the truth about Common Core. Does that make them liars? By definition yes. Gov. Huckabee is unique in the group, he appears to be a very religious person, I believe but he has taken the wrong fork in the road on this one.

            Did you Google the Internet on George Will and Common Core? He was on a Fox news program and shot down this program in less than three minutes. He has also written op-eds on the subject for the Washington Post as well. Very informed and not involved except to ferret out the truth. He has not financial interest in the program. I don’t either.

            Not only is what is being forced to be taught in NY, AR and CA the same, robotic, what is being taught is irrational and nonsensical. Incidentally, Germany did the same thing in German schools in the early 1930s.

            Incidentally, this program is geared toward a one-world nation. Go figure.

  • mike slaney

    The only apology that should be reasonably excepted is the removal of the entire school board for even considering and allowing such trash. These are degenerate immoral people who wish to promote an Atheistic, hedonistic doctrine of fornication, which find it’s roots in demonism. This is going on in virtually many public schools, and they wonder why the children are acting and running around like wild beasts, Hello! If you treat them like wild animals, guess what you produce? If you do not instill moral virtues, guess what you will instill? These Atheists are driven by demonic influence and are wreaking destruction in our public schools. Money is not the answer, you are just buying more fools. The answer is bring back curriculum that teaches moral virtues.
    Question, Would you prefer a mature Christian teaching your Children? or the demons of Satan? Because that’s what you have NOW! So don’t complain when YOUR children leave public schools, lying, cheating, stealing, fornicating, pregnant, doing drugs, drunk, sodomizing and coming home wanting to kill people and even YOU. You see, YOU as the parent are the problem, You have allowed OTHERS to teach your children (you don’t even know) You have become LAZY and INDIFFERENT, and now the chickens have come back to roost. What can you do about it? GET INVOLVED individually and publicly, and if you have to, GET IN THEIR FACE, because some, much like our government,(not all) have no respect for your voice. (case in point above)

    • mallen11

      You are absolutely correct; we homeschool

      • mike slaney

        Likewise, encourage others, resist!

  • Shagnasty1

    We in red states can always say, “Well that’s New Hampshire!” But that’s not just New Hampshire or Maryland or Massachusetts or whatever state. That is happening in America where we are systematically having our Constitutional rights taken away by those in authority. It is especially true in school districts and even happening in red states like Texas. Not just in big cities like Houston and Dallas or liberal Austin, liberals have invaded conservative districts in Texas and have started their transformation of students on a small scale and increasing incrementally. Fight back parents. Monitor what your children are taught. Confront the teachers, principals and the school board when you find inappropriate material being taught. School board elections are purposely scheduled to be obscure but find out about the candidates and VOTE in the school board elections. Be a parent, it’s only your kids future and America’s future we are talking about.

    • mallen11

      HOMESCHOOL – Check out Connections Academy. Free. Parent control.

      • Shagnasty1

        That’s probably the best solution but not everybody can homeschool. I couldn’t but I live in a conservative district with a decent system. But even if you do homeschool vote in the school board elections. Whether your kids are in public schools, private schools or homeschooled and even if you don’t have kids it’s your tax money, your right and America’s future. We need to try to make a positive difference in public schools.

      • NoCrud

        I checked out Connections Academy and it is a superb way to avoid the public school system. And it is free.

        Also accredited by many nationally-known associations.

        Thanks for the info. Bookmarked.

        http://www.connectionsacademy.com/home.aspx

        Download a copy of the school’s manual in PDF format here (Right-click and use Save As to download in the background)…
        http://www.connectionsacademy.com/Libraries/PDFs/CAProgramGuide2014-2015.pdf?download=true

        • mallen11

          Good, because I coach my two granddaughters (9th & 10th graders) and they work hard to complete their assignments. They have to read everything they learn and apply it. They have to think instead of being spoon fed. Their teachers are available as needed and have live lessons once a week for their class. This is Saturday and the 9th grader has worked on one of her courses since 1 PM to stay ahead. They have a lot of assignments and they actually are happy with progress compared to public school.

          • NoCrud

            I went to 9th grade with Calvert School while living in Brazil where there were no English-speaking schools. Also good but certainly not free.

            My brothers and sister used American School for their correspondence courses and liked it much better. Calvert School is still around but I’m so not sure about American School.

          • NoCrud

            I just checked on American School. It is a not-for-profit correspondence school that is fully accredited. A complete, four-year High School course costs $2100 and it can be paid at the rate of $75 per month. All study materials (books, etc.) are included in the course — nothing else to buy. Can also be done online, if desired.

            The homepage for American School is:

            http://www.americanschoolofcorr.com/

    • NoCrud

      Common Core is part of UN Agenda 21 where the UN is trying to take over every part of America. It is not just in the big cities, either.

      Many towns across the country, thousands of them, are signing onto Agenda 21 thinking it is good for their communities. This is the selling job that the UN has done with Agenda 21. And Common Core is just part of it; there are many other aspects to the UN Agenda 21, not just Common Core. However, what Common Core does and has ambitions of doing is warping the brains of the young so it can be perpetuated. Even the academic types are getting into it and, I suspect, they were either hornswoggled or actually want to be part of “something big and useful” while, at the same time, they are ruining the standing of our sons and daughters in the academic standings of the world. Imagine: Students in Korea, China, and even Philippines that come out of colleges and universities there are head and shoulders above us in what they have been taught and know. This is indeed a shame.

  • kobrien674

    Apologized my ass. They said they’re going to change the rules so parents can’t opt out of controversial assignments like this. Essentially they’ve doubled down and are going to be even more insensitive.

  • jammerk65

    new Hampshire, isen’t that one of those democrat communist states that took away the 1st amendment???

  • jammerk65

    “live free or die”,,,LOL,,, what a joke !!!!

    • NoCrud

      Maybe they need to put that saying in reverse order.

      • Korean War Vet

        Maybe they need to shove that saying down his liberal mouth!

        • NoCrud

          The comment is couched in double entendre. That is one example where commenters need to be a bit more clear in what they are saying.

          • Korean War Vet

            You’re right, NoCrud, and I tried to send an apology to the writer, but something got screwed-up in the ethernet, and my comment wouldn’t go, for some odd reason…I’ll give it another shot. Meanwhile, another reply to the writer went hay-wire.

          • NoCrud

            Hey, don’t blame the Internet. Al Goron invented it, you know…

          • Korean War Vet

            Yeah; I heard about that claim he made….the pompous ass!

    • http://FreedomFray.com/ FreedomFray

      What’s so funny? I’m prepared to die… are you?

      • jammerk65

        hell yea, i live in the free state of arizona, i own over 100 gun’s,,,, how many u own ????

        • Korean War Vet

          What the Hell’s so funny about “…live free or die”???

          • jammerk65

            just that the democrats are takeing your freedom away up there, got out of new york and moved to arizona where i can truely live free !!!!

          • Korean War Vet

            jammerk65…I’m a former New Yorker, myself: left there in 1951 to join the military; been away from there ever since. Congratulations for getting the Hell out of that snake pit! Arizona’s one great state; been through there many times, even visited the Grand Canyon a few times.

          • jammerk65

            thank you for your service, stay armed, your country is going to need you again !!!!

          • Korean War Vet

            Thank you for remembering, jammerk65. I am armed, and at age 79, I’m truly hoping that I can be of service to America again.

          • NoCrud

            America may change the tone of her voice from time-to-time but our oaths to the Constitution will never die.

          • Korean War Vet

            You are absolutely correct on that, NoCrud!

          • NoCrud

            What would America be without the Constitution? It is what makes us what we are: Different from most other countries.

          • Korean War Vet

            jammerk65, I need to apologize to you; back in this thread somewhere, you made a comment, or laughed about the slogan, “live free or die” , and I called you a liberal. I am truly sorry for saying that. I tried to apologize earlier, and after sending my apology, it got lost: I think that Algore, the inventor of the Internet, had something to do with that. Anyway, Friend: I am sorry.

          • NoCrud

            Personally, I like Texas. But not all parts of Texas are Liberal-Free so going there must be with some thought if the idea is to move there and stay.

            The axiom in Central Texas is that you can go 100 miles in any direction and everything changes.

          • jammerk65

            i like texas too, plenty of jobs and you can go fishing too, something i miss here in tucson, but i had family here, had to supplement my hobby with collecting and selling guns,,, don’t miss the cold winters, diden’t use the heat all winter, all electric house with solor pannels, no utility bill !!!

          • NoCrud

            I also like Arizona for many reasons but the ONLY thing that makes me shy away from living there is that after living in CA for 17+ years, it seems that Arizona models their tax system too much after the California Scheme.

            The landscape in AZ is beautiful to me, though. I lived at Killeen/Fort Hood for seven years and like the weather and terrain and this is what makes me prefer it.

            As for wintertime in Central TX, when they have an ice storm about once every couple of years and you’re on the way to work and see Hawaiians going sideways through the intersections, you quickly decide to go back home and call in for a day off. ☺☻

          • Korean War Vet

            Texas is so big it takes 3 days to drive across it; I know that for a fact, having been stationed in New Mexico, back in ’53 – ’58, and needing to get to the East Coast; there were four of us from the East, and it took all four of us driving in 8-hour shifts to get across Texas! 8-]

          • NoCrud

            There are lots of places in Texas where one may get lost. And to me, this ain’t bad.

          • NoCrud

            The “joke” apparently is that the people of the state, represented by the people in that room, have actually taken a worthwhile and historical motto and turned it into a joke by their passivity while a parent was grabbed and take out of the room. I suspect this was part of the “rapport” scheme that cops are taught to make “perps” subservient and meek to their intentions.

            What many do not know is that if someone dares touch a policeman even to demonstrate what someone does, by merely touching the sleeve, the cop will growl, “DON’T TOUCH ME.” They are taught this to keep people from “anchoring with them” in order to get sympathy from them. But they are another elite group, huh? And in this respect, I speak from experience when I dared touch a policeman’s sleeve to show what a woman did to me when she was talking to me.

            Personally, I prefer a policeman who is not so mind-restricted that he thinks he has to leave his common sense at home when he leaves the house in uniform.

            And the policeman at that board meeting was like a bull ranging in the choir chamber as regards his finesse.

        • http://FreedomFray.com/ FreedomFray

          Well, not a hundred! In 2008 I owned no guns. Since 2008, my wife and I now own 3 pistols, a shot gun and an AR15.

          “Live Free or Die” – not our motto, our way of life…

  • rhondareichel

    I wish her dad would have gotten up and read the passage from the book and then asked them just what they were promoting

    • http://FreedomFray.com/ FreedomFray

      …but then he would be arrested for public indecency

  • rhondareichel

    If the father is a lawyer he can certainly afford private school….he needs to take her out of that rat hole

  • Guest

    “Marina Baer’s curt and heartfelt comments should shame that school board. They have failed to accomplish one of the most important jobs they have – providing a safe and comfortable learning environment.”

    One thing that goes unspoken in this story is that the school board is guilty of the crime of “Exposing Minors To Harmful Materials” under New Hampshire statutes.

    This is what happens when criminals sit in judgment of the law. The actions of the School Board in the distribution of this book are ILLEGAL under New Hampshire Statutes and the cop should have been arresting them for violation of Section 571-B:2* instead of arresting the whistleblower who reported it. Perhaps a preparation for Sharia Law where they arrest the rape victim and give her rapists a pass?

    * http:/www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rsa/html/LVIII/571-B/571-B-2.htm

    The school board acted ILLEGALLY by distributing this book yet the school board has NOT been arrested for their crime. A crime which William Baer reported to the school board yet was arrested for the reporting under the pretext that his reporting of this crime, committed by the school board, ran over the allotted time.

    Marina
    Baer’s curt and heartfelt comments should shame that school board. They
    have failed to accomplish one of the most important jobs they have –
    providing a safe and comfortable learning environment.
    Read more at http://eaglerising.com/6093/daughter-man-arrested-local-school-board-meeting-speaks/#qyYciEhDq3dUglIl.99
    Marina
    Baer’s curt and heartfelt comments should shame that school board. They
    have failed to accomplish one of the most important jobs they have –
    providing a safe and comfortable learning environment.
    Read more at http://eaglerising.com/6093/daughter-man-arrested-local-school-board-meeting-speaks/#qyYciEhDq3dUglIl.99
    Marina
    Baer’s curt and heartfelt comments should shame that school board. They
    have failed to accomplish one of the most important jobs they have –
    providing a safe and comfortable learning environment.
    Read more at http://eaglerising.com/6093/daughter-man-arrested-local-school-board-meeting-speaks/#qyYciEhDq3dUglIl.99

    • NoCrud

      You can say that, again. ☺☻

  • tophtml

    “Marina Baer’s curt and heartfelt comments should shame that school board. They have failed to accomplish one of the most important jobs they have – providing a safe and comfortable learning environment.”

    One thing that goes unspoken in this story is that the school board is guilty of the crime of “Exposing Minors To Harmful Materials” under New Hampshire statutes.

    This is what happens when criminals sit in judgment of the law. The actions of the School Board in the distribution of this book are ILLEGAL under New Hampshire Statutes and the cop should have been arresting them for violation of Section 571-B:2* instead of arresting the whistleblower who reported it. Perhaps a preparation for Sharia Law where they arrest the rape victim and give her rapists a pass?

    * http:/www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rsa/html/LVIII/571-B/571-B-2.htm

    The school board acted ILLEGALLY by distributing this book yet the school board has NOT been arrested for their crime. A crime which William Baer reported to the school board yet was arrested for the reporting under the pretext that his reporting of this crime by the school board ran over the allotted time.

  • NoCrud

    There is an effort, even in this blog, to present Common Core as something that we all need and, if it is analyzed properly, the effort is being done by Common Core advocates. However, if anyone really knows the dangers of Agenda 21, the long-sought-after bid by the UN to take over America down to her grassroots, then this is significant.

    This website below is from Democrats who are also against Common Core. And take note of the related links that are listed on the website.

    Common Core is UN Agenda 21
    http://www.democratsagainstunagenda21.com/common-core-is-agenda-21.html

  • disqus_oajLzmvtVa

    For this School Board to be so over bearing as to have a person arrested is beyond even my comprehension. This is a show of violent anger and then to have a police officer put hand cuffs on this father and take him to jail by this school board chairman dictator ship. They need a new chairman and possibly a new board or could this be what the school district citizens want? If so don’t move there or have your children in that atmosphere of dictatorship.

    • NoCrud

      A new Chief of Police would not be out of the question, either. Especially if he/she was aware of this beforehand, that a policeman was requested and made it happen.

      However, I can also imagine that this was not a policeman on duty at those hours. Maybe his wife is a teacher or a school board member, also. Therefore, before the meeting some board members get together and then it comes to them: “We’ll get the policeman to come, in uniform, and that will keep everyone in order. Yep, that will do it.”

      If that policeman was actually sent by the police department, then that implicates a whole new range of involvement. If he was not really on duty but used the uniform improperly, then that cop needs to get kicked off the force and hired to guard a warehouse.

  • Blessings

    You GO Girl! Your parents have raised you to be fine young woman with a great independent mind…

  • disqus_oajLzmvtVa

    icemancold. Right on. May this father do just that and may there be a lawyer to take this case or maybe Judicial Watch or American Liberties Justice.

  • NoCrud

    ARE COMMON CORE STANDARDS LOCALLY CONTROLLED?

    No. They are under copyright by an unelected, private D.C. group called NGA/CCSSO which has reserved the legal right to alter them. The federal government has made money and waivers conditional on using Common Core standards and tests.

    Common Core: Education without Representation
    http://whatiscommoncore.wordpress.com/

    • NoCrud

      DOES COMMON CORE PREPARE STUDENTS FOR COLLEGE?

      Not for a 4-year university. It minimally prepares
      students for the non-collegiate workforce or for non-selective community colleges.

      http://whatiscommoncore.wordpress.com/

      • NoCrud

        DO THE COMMON CORE STANDARDS IMPROVE K-12 EDUCATION?

        No one knows. They are an unpiloted experiment. But people who are financially invested in Common Core say yes to the question, while people who aren’t financially interested, and who study and analyze the Common Core standards, say no.

        REF: http://whatiscommoncore.wordpress.com/

      • NoCrud

        Dr. James Milgram (Stanford University emeritus professor who served on the official Common Core validation committee) reported:

        “I can tell you that my main objection to Core Standards, and the reason I didn’t sign off on them was that they did not match up to international expectations. They were at least 2 years behind the practices in the high achieving countries by 7th grade, and, as a number of people have observed, only require partial understanding of what would be the content of a normal, solid, course in Algebra I or Geometry. Moreover, they cover very little of the content of Algebra II, and none of any higher level course… They will not help our children match up to the students in the top foreign countries when it comes to being hired to top level jobs.“

        REF: http://whatiscommoncore.wordpress.com/

      • NoCrud

        Dr. Sandra Stotsky (University of Arkansas emeritus professor who served on official Common Core validation committee and also refused to sign off on the academic legitimacy of the Common Core) said:

        “As empty skill sets, Common Core’s ELA standards do not strengthen the high school curriculum. Nor can they reduce post-secondary remedial coursework in a legitimate way. As empty skill sets, Common Core’s ELA “college readiness” standards weaken the base of literary and cultural knowledge needed for authentic college coursework, decrease the capacity for analytical thinking… and completely muddle the development of writing skills.”

        Full statement is here:
        http://www.uaedreform.org/wp-content/uploads/2000/01/Stotsky_Testimony_for_Colorado.pdf

        REF: http://whatiscommoncore.wordpress.com/

    • NoCrud

      IS COMMON CORE LEGAL?

      No. Under the Constitution, education belongs to individual states. It is illegal for the federal government to interfere in the states’ right of making educational decisions. National standards are illegal. National data collection is illegal. And the General Educational Provisions Act prohibits the federal government from directing education –very, very clearly:

      “No provision of any applicable program shall be construed to authorize any department, agency, officer, or employee of the United States to exercise any direction, supervision, or control over the curriculum, program of instruction, administration, or personnel of any educational institution, school, or school system, or over the selection of library resources, textbooks, or other printed or published instructional materials by any educational institution or school system…”

      http://whatiscommoncore.wordpress.com/

    • NoCrud

      Other topics covered in the website above are:

      Does Common Core Really Take Away Most Of The Traditional Classic Literature And Narrative Writing?

      What Is Informational Text?

      Why Don’t Common Core Proponents Want Students To Learn Much Math?

      Why Did Almost Every State In The U.S. Drop Their Educational Standards, Whether Lower Or Higher, To Adopt Common Core Standards?

      Will The Common Core Standards Remain As They Are Today?

      Why Does The State School Board Say We’re Free To Change Them?

      Will The Creators Of Common Core Change These Standards Without Our Approval?

      Where Do Proponents Get The Notion That Common Core Will Improve Education?

      Are Common Core Standards Free To Us?

      Was The Federal Government “Hands-Off” The States’ Adoption Of Common Core?

      Did The Federal Government Bribe States To Adopt Common Core?

      http://whatiscommoncore.wordpress.com/

      And this is not all that website covers.

      Instead of reading someone’s self-serving drivel, one who claims authenticity merely because of being a “teacher,” why not do the research and see it for yourself?

      There are too many “teachers” who are proponents of Common Core that have too much to gain by being in it and too much to lose if they are not. If they are not in Common Core, they might just have to do some real teaching…

      • mallen11

        Thanks for the info. My homeschooled granddaughters have tough assignments and test. They read and study hard and if they get behind they work over the week-ends.

    • slk5

      Thank You!!!

  • L/Cpl

    COMMON CORE STANDARDS are nothing more than LEFT WING COMMUNIST BRAIN WASHING !

    • slk5

      it’s all about the control!!!

  • ToniStimmel

    There was real breakdown here in both the school board and the police dept.

    School boards do not make laws, they only make rules for members, staffs, and students in the school district. They do not make any police enforceable laws. The Rules of Order adopted by the school board are not enforceable laws.

    A 2 minute Rule is to prevent filibusters or drawn out off the wall arguments not assertions of possible criminal acts committed in the classroom. I would hope that ‘contributing to the delinquency of a minor’ and/or ‘distribution of pornographic material to a minor’ is still illegal in NH.

    The member of the school board who requested the arrest and the arresting officer may both be uniformed, and since ignorance is no excuse, and guilty of a felony. If violation of a rule of order constitutes disorderly conduct without violence it is at most a misdemeanor and must be witnessed by the arresting officer. Did that officer who was probably there to prevent disorderly conduct actually witness that disorderly conduct, i.e. an out of line disruption of the meeting, or was he just told that the overtime speaker had violated the two minute rule. Being told that his two minutes were up and his continuing to speak does not mean the rule was actually violated unless there was a 2-minute clock in plain sight of all that were allowed to speak and the arresting officer.

    • slk5

      bingo!!!

      • L/Cpl

        I live in Missouri and I’m very happy to report……

        Good going Missouri… Missouri
        told Common Core (Obama & the Left’s brain washing) to go to HELL ! This Damn Democrat Run Government and it’s Communism I pray ends this year and starts
        to go back to the way this Country was and should be !

        http://www.westernjournalism.com/state-just-dropped-common-core-right-way/?utm_source=wysija&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=New+Main+Email

        • NoCrud

          Many states are starting to see the light. The greatest tool for Common Core fools is keeping people in darkness.

          North Carolina also has some smarts along this line, as do some other states, and the list is growing.

          http://stopcommoncorenc.org/

        • slk5

          i’m with you!!! but the whole system has been infiltrated with this disease!!! they actually canceled a year end kinder play, so the children could concentrate on college!!! by the way, between the ages of 5-10, i was brought up by a Marine Sergeant Major, who served in korea!!! i will always have a special place in my heart, for you!!! God Bless You!!!

  • slk5

    she must have great parents!!!

  • stanleyhead

    It only takes one whoe knows they they are right. I saw a Russion face down a tank on the news.

    • NoCrud

      That school board and the father remind me of Tienanmen Square when another person “faced down” a tank. That one didn’t turn out well, either.

  • Stayfreenotgovowned

    Where are the other parents in this school district, they must all be a bunch of scared sheep.

    • http://FreedomFray.com/ FreedomFray

      I fully agree with your point, but, I think the term “scared sheep” is somewhat of an oxymoron. They’re not scared, they’re just sheep. To say that they are scared would suggest they know what the hell is going on…

      • NoCrud

        And many of those “scared” sheep no doubt just want to see their children in school while having some faith in the system that it is working for their children. And some of them probably have porn tapes at home, anyway…

        But if they were not really concerned about the school board and that book, why were they at that meeting?

        And if there were some other issue/s that were of concern to the other attendees, what were the issue/s?

        Most people just want to sit through meetings and get the Hades out of there after it’s over. But for them to just sit there, holding their collective breath and rolling their eyes, does not say much for them as a group, does it?

        • Korean War Vet

          NoCrud….they just want to tell their neighbors: “I was at the school board meeting…blah, blah, blah, and you should have been there to see that rowdy father get arrested”.

          • NoCrud

            Of course most of the attendees will assume that if they are supportive of the school board and pose no opposition to the board’s decisions, including the porno-book, then the board will see them as “friends” and allow their children to graduate with honors, etc.

            However, I’m not sure that the meeting was designed for parents or if it was more for “friends of the board.” In fact, maybe most of them were “invited guests” due to past experience with them, that they have a past of being friendly with the board. And, how many of those in that meeting were friends and family of the board members and how many were actually teachers?

            The more you dig into this, I suspect that the more dirt you will find…

          • Korean War Vet

            You have described that meeting exactly as I have; they’re friends of the board, and will tolerate the BS it hands out. The meeting wasn’t designed for parents who want their children to learn.

          • NoCrud

            They probably had cookies and coffee after the meeting.

          • Korean War Vet

            “…cookies and coffee”, Hell: they were high on Obama’s brand of Kool-Aid…the same stuff that killed all those Jonestown folks, down in Guiana, years back.

          • NoCrud

            But the majority of those at Jonestown had guns pointed at their heads. Oh, wait… There was a “gun” in the room, right?

          • Korean War Vet

            Yes, I believe that there was a gun in the room for “protection” against interlopers…

    • Korean War Vet

      “We, the Sheeple….”: sufficient?

  • http://FreedomFray.com/ FreedomFray

    the following post is directed more at the comments to the article, rather than the article itself;

    ENOUGH ALREADY – STOP BLAMING AUTHORITY!

    When are we going to stop pointing the finger at school boards, municipalities, government, politicians, law enforcement, etc, etc. – and come to the realization that the true blame lies not with them but with us, We the People?

    These people, groups, organizations, agencies, politicians, etc, etc., are simply doing what people naturally do when left to their own accord and not held accountable. Why shouldn’t they chase their own agendas, power and wealth if the people just stand by and let it happen? They’d be fools not to when you think about it. It’s just simple human nature.

    We can have election after election, cleaning house, bouncing control of congress and the presidency from one party to the other and on and on and on. But, nothing will change until We the People change – not them.

    The solution is quite easy. Living the solution is a different story. Freedom is not free. Never has been. Never will be.

    – freedomfray

    • NoCrud

      There is a lot of truth to what you say. Similarly, the same thing was said about The Obamaroid being elected. The problem of his being president lies entirely on his doorstep but the election itself can be blamed on the people that allowed it to happen and will no doubt do it again until the election process is changed or voters are educated as to what is right, wrong and morally decent.

      However, this ignores the underlying and somewhat greater problem of voter fraud and election theft as relates to Our Featless Weeder.

  • NoCrud

    “We are faced with the paradoxical fact that Education has become one of the chief obstacles to intelligence and freedom of thought!”
    — Bertrand Russell

    • Korean War Vet

      NoCrud, I just read the Letter of Apology “for any discomfort caused by the meeting…blah, blah, blah”, from the school board in question, but I read NOTHING about the disposition of the girl’s father who war arrested during that infamous school board meeting: What have they done to correct that situation?

      • NoCrud

        That was not a “letter of apology.” It was stating that they will do what they want and plan to do and (possibly) allow no ability for parents/students to “opt out” of the nonsense.

        To call that a “letter of apology” begs that the letter be denounced as a lie OR that the term be redefined.

        • Korean War Vet

          Exactly! That entire school board should be fired!

        • Korean War Vet

          Exactly!

          • NoCrud

            However, where I placed the essence of the “apology” statement in my comment, I also had a reply to it that goes more into detail. Bottom line: The board has made promises but they are probably acting like Democrats in wanting to wait, wait, wait to see how they can spin it or to see if the issue will go away. Sure, they used the word “immediately” as to taking action but maybe they also have a problem with wondering what the meaning of “is” is.

          • Korean War Vet

            That is a the perfect analogy of what that board is all about: waiting and wondering about the meaning of what “is” is

    • CharlieFromMass

      Yep, that about says it all.

  • $12513549

    Yea it is easy to have someone arrested for protecting his child against a school board who feels porn in words is ok in the classroom. THGEBSCHOOLBOARD SHOULD BE ARRESTED FOR PORN IN SCHOOL. That stupid woman saying the 2 minute warning is an ass and the school should pay that mans fine. I would have done the same thing. No freedom fray IT IS THE AUTHORITY AND THEY ABUSE IT. WE HAVE FOUGHT AS WE THE PEOPLE BUT WE HAVE OBSTACLES LIKE THE GOVT. AND SCHOOL BOARDS WHO THINK THEY KNOW WHAT IS RIGHT FOR OUR CHILDREN AND GO AROUND OUR BACKS. I will fight to my dying breath for my children and ny grandchildren so they are protected against the sick people runnimg our schools. Don’t get me wrong. THERE ARE FABULOUS TEACHERS AND SCHOOL BOARDS BUT ONES LIKE THIS NEED TO GO.

    • NoCrud

      I think Freedom Fray’s point is that good people are to blame for allowing this nonsense to get this far along but Common Core, etc., was planned for decades and then executed by people who are Liberal — and worse.

      The test now becomes: Do good people continue to sit quietly and roll their eyes with this and similar occurrences by traitors to our society’s philosophy and tradition or do we see them stand tall and say “NO MORE…!” to the Mindless Left?

      That test is one in process.

      • $12513549

        Thank you for the clarification. I’m on meds from surg. and a little out of it. I DO AGREE WITH YOU. The left is mindless.

  • NoCrud

    IS THIS ABOUT MAKING MONEY AT THE EXPENSE OF QUALITY EDUCATION?

    Yes. Educational gains are not the motivator for Common Core. Notice that proponents are either financially invested in the implementation of Common Core, or else must be subservient to it and call it good because they rely on payment from those who are invested. The financial obligation should make the following groups’ promotion of Common Core extremely suspect:

    Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation – Microsoft – Pearson Education – National PTA – Jeb Bush – Harvard University – National Governors’ Association – Council of Chief State School Officers – Fordham Institute – Manhattan Institute – Exxon, and many, many more.

    http://whatiscommoncore.wordpress.com/

  • PatriotInk

    Personally, and I can only speak for me, I believe this man should sue the Guilford School Board AND the police department. Give the case to a young VERY hungry attorney or an old guy that is dumb like a fox.

  • NoCrud

    IS COMMON CORE RESPECTED BY HIGHER ED?

    132 professors of Catholic Universities recently wrote a letter denouncing Common Core on both academic and moral grounds.

    Then follows the testimony of TEN Professors at well-known universities that are against Common Core and state their reasons for being against it. Their testimonies are indeed recommendations for the schools where they teach.

    See the complete statements at:

    http://whatiscommoncore.wordpress.com/

  • catman

    Oh well, they apologized. That makes everything okey dokey huh?? The voters in that district still need to recall these idiots or vote them out at the next elections. Educators today are nothing more than indoctrinators. Yes I know, there are good teachers and good administrators. But, if you look at the outrageous things many of these self serving, “I am so important” morons are doing, I think any thinking person would agree our education (indoctrination) system is way out of control thanks to the Department of Education (uh, I meant Indoctrination). The DOE has NEVER educated one child. All they have done is to mandate what the system throughout the nation will do or lose their federal funding. Federal money ALWAYS comes with many strings attached. One of the biggest is “you will do as we say or else”.

    • NoCrud

      They “apologized”??? I don’t think so. Read the “apology” here:

      https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-k9X-Io-e5bOExDc0dxQUM0SHc/preview?pli=1

      Here is the essence of the “apology”…

      At the Gilford School Board meeting tonight, the School Board heard from administration, parents, students, and community members about concerns of the assignment of 19 Minutes in an English class at Gilford High School.

      The Board apologizes for the discomfort of those impacted and for the failure of the School District to send home prior notice of assignment of the novel.

      The School District policies IGE, IJ, IJA, KEC (available on the school district website) refer to the procedures for the use of novels containing controversial material. The district will take immediate action to revise these policies to include notification that requires parents to accept controversial material rather than opt out. Furthermore, the notification will detail more specifically the controversial material. These policies will be revised prior to the 2014-15 school year.

      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      As you can see here…

      “The district will take immediate action to revise these policies to include notification that requires parents to accept controversial material rather than opt out.”

      …the board is saying they will “require” parents to accept controversial material and not be able to “opt out.”

      They did use the word ‘apologizes” (“The Board apologizes for the discomfort of those impacted”) but it falls into the category of Dumbo breaking the sound barrier.

      • NoCrud

        Aha… I see in the text this:

        “The district will take immediate action to revise these policies to include notification that requires parents to accept controversial material rather than opt out.”

        This does have some weasel space where the revision “might” include the idea of parents being required to accept controversial material and not opt out. However, why did they say that they would take “immediate action” and not do it in this statement?

        Somewhere in here I have come to distrust this school board. And their statement might have been triggered off by remembering that the parent is an attorney and could take them to court. It pleases me to think that they might have lost a few hours sleep over this.

  • NoCrud

    Here’s a good video on Common Core. George Will destroys Common Core in the face of Juan Williams.
    And he does it in less than two minutes:

    http://stopcommoncorenc.org/2014/05/08/1683/

  • Watchdogman

    the dumb ass cop should have said no! I will not arrest this man. Instead, like the puppet he and many others, they follow orders…Just like the Nazi’s did and when placed on trial said, we were just following orders. and then they were hung!

  • CJMcRat

    The school board can do what they want with one or two students. They can have a parent removed from the meeting and arrested. What they can not do is deal with 100 parents who stand up and demand action. Come on People, this is the time for you to back your children and each other. Slam this school board and make them change their policy. I read the questionable text and it made me blush. I do not want my Grand daughter to have to read that filth in a class room setting. Furthermore, I do not want my granddaughter to feel that this is appropriate behavior.

    • NoCrud

      Good observation…

  • Jay Star

    This is only the beginning folks, more to come. If the parents do not stand up to these people, it will be whatever they want it to be!

  • ABBAsFernando

    VILE LIBERAL SCUM are NAZIS!

    Isaiah 32:5-8

    King James Version (KJV)

    5 The vile person shall be no more called liberal, nor the churl said to be bountiful.

    6 For the vile person will speak villany, and his heart will work iniquity, to practise hypocrisy, and to utter error against the Lord, to make empty the soul of the hungry, and he will cause the drink of the thirsty to fail.

    7 The instruments also of the churl are evil: he deviseth wicked devices to destroy the poor with lying words, even when the needy speaketh right.

    8 But the liberal deviseth liberal things; and by liberal things shall he stand.

    The Churl is a miser. Today’s bankers fits this profile to a “T”.

  • R. E. Powell

    A $700 fine–that sounds ridiculous but the liberals are money-hungry so any way they can raise revenue they will do it. They need to recall the school board ASAP. New Hampshire should be embarrassed to have a POS school board like that in their state. 2 minutes is ridiculous to begin with–what assholes.

  • http://www.rt.com Alondra

    This is the Leftists idia of the Public school “education” for our children:

    The Leftist ideas of an “EDUCATION
    Is Brainwashing INDOCTRINATION
    With the Alinsky and Piven’s INTERPRETATION
    And Kevin Jennings’ DEPRAVATION

    ***According to OECD’s Education ratings the United States ranked 26th in Math (out of 34 countries)

    American high school students dropped to 21st in science (from 17th in 2009) and slipped to 17th in reading (from 14th in 2009)

    People, please pay attention to the YEAR when the “drops” started!!!

    ***According to the National Academies report the United States ranks 27th out of 29 wealthy countries in the proportion of college students with degrees in science or engineering

    ***According to the World Economic Forum USA ranked 48th out of 133 developed and developing nations in quality of math and science instruction.

    The bottom line is: the DEMONcraps do NOT want our Children being EDUCATED. They want to INDOCTRINATE them, because the Stupid illiterate sheeple is much easier to DECEIT, MANIPULATE and MANAGE.

    “If a man neglects EDUCATION, he walks lame to the end of his life” – Plato (Timaeus)

    P.S. Dear Parents, here is the question for you: Do you send your children to school for an EDUCATION or for the Communists/Marxists/Fascists/LGBT Militants’ INDOCTRINATION?

  • http://www.rt.com Alondra

    “Woe unto them that CALL EVIL GOOD, and GOOD EVIL; that put DARKNESS for LIGHT, and LIGHT for DARKNESS; that put BITTER for SWEET, and SWEET for BITTER!” (Isaiah 5:20)

    We are living in the Police State. You have no Rights to speak out, only denigrated IDIOTS, whom you are paying their salaries and wages have rights to bully you and shut you up.

    “Silence in the face of evil IS itself EVIL: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

    “Between GOOD and EVIL there is NO reconciliation.” – Alexander Solzhenitsyn

    P.S. WHY people remained silent when man was arrested and did not raised their voices in support of this Man? This is HOW tyranny will silence you one by one. Shame on the police officer.

    • CharlieFromMass

      Well said.

      I would, however, like to offer one minor edit.

      “Denigrated” means to desecrate or dis-credit. I think, perhaps you mean “designated IDIOTS,” unless I’m misunderstanding what you’re trying to say?

      “Denigrated,” in this case, reflects Mr. Baer, his family and common sense, all of whom were disrespected badly.

      • http://www.rt.com Alondra

        Thank you. You probably right. English is not my native language. Now I am very sleepy and can’t go deep into the issue. Tomorrow I will correct.

        Good night and take care.

  • NoCrud

    Readers are going to find in this blog some defense for Common Core. The data/facts about Common Core have been revealed a day ago but it is being ignored. Also, the data/facts are but a miniscule portion of the evidence AGAINST Common Core but is sufficient for anyone except for those who stand to gain or benefit from participating in Common Core. This “gain” is inherent in the threats of losing government funding or benefits in other ways if the particular states do not accept Common Core. This arm-bending is not uncommon with the Feds but now they do it in the academic arena.

    There are billions of dollars at stake in Common Core and the fear of losing this money and the fear of losing control of students’ minds is so huge that the partakers of Common Core and the Feds involved are going to spend millions of Dollars defending it. And where there is no crisis to worry about wasting here, they will invent a crisis and pretend that IF Common Core is not adopted, the world as we know it is ending. But the effects of Common Core are already being felt. Just try to make change with a cashier and you can easily see it in action.

    Be aware also of the Leftist/Democrat mindset that tells them to ALWAYS have the last word. This you can see in interviews in the Media. They think that if they can get the last word, then it will establish them as the experts. Also, they know that the last thing a person reads or hears is usually what they remember ▬ even if it is wrong! It is part of Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals.

    And where they are exposed by the light of truth, the louder they squeal. Oh, but they do it in such a professional, academic tone, reciting their credentials as if this alone is enough to quell any opposition. But the opposition is the difference between night and day, between truth and falsehood. Astute, open-minded and intelligent people can see this.

    Just pay attention and get ALL the evidence before making the mistake of being conned by some diploma-carrying wannabe. In this vein, remember that the Unibomber also had a Doctor’s Degree. Even a fool can get a degree if he/she has the Time and Money.

    • KathiB

      The “GOOD NEWS” is that even teachers who are members of unions in New York [largest in the country] AND Chicago HATE “Common Core”….it limits them from teaching anything but the testing material which is SO BAD that even liberal teachers HATE IT!
      Now that they’ve SEEN ‘what’s IN IT’………they want nothing to do with it!
      The factof the matter is that this IS another way to keep control of what children ‘learn’ on a national level……..ndividual communities and states know far better how to educat children then the authors of Comon Core who aren’t even eucators.
      This is another GLARING example of the foolishness of allowing more power to a bloated centralized central government.

      • CharlieFromMass

        Perhaps over the medium-long term, this will mean the teachers take back schools from unions and these drool-cups that throw more and more drivel at them.

  • Wilson

    Sounds like the nba

  • CharlieFromMass

    Good for her!

    I used to teach, I may return to it next school out of necessity as much (well, much more than) any other reason, but I’m with her. I no longer feel safe around a lot of the shills and dopes running our schools. The kids don’t bother me generally, nor do a lot of the teachers. It’s the brain-dead idiots like the school committees and a lot of the (especially upper) administration.

    I see they apologized. Nice first step. Now, drop the charges and return that guy’s money. I wish I had the means, I’d offer to pay for a lawyer for them to file a First Amendment suit against the school department.

    The two-minute time. In and of itself, reasonable. But only if used with common sense. That did not look like a particularly-heavily-attended meeting. If someone has something important to say (and I think Mr. Baer did,) then the brainless twit chairwoman should shut up and let him speak. These concerns need to be heard, not shot down.

  • seeymour kleerly

    He undermined Democracy!

  • GrandmaAmerica

    As a Grandmother of five, two that are in school, I have routinely questioned both granddaughters about school and their teachers. All I hear is, my teacher was gone again. We had another substitute. My teacher talks for a couple minutes to us,then gives us a paper to work on and then they( the teachers) spend the rest of the hour playing on their phones and laptop computers. I watch them when they have their early release days and it seems like they are off more than on. The teachers do all their own work during the hours they are suppose to be teaching my grandchildren. And this is what the teachers unions are protecting. This is why I back my Governor of Wisconsin all the way. Most teachers, not all, are an embarrassing group of misfits. Only two groups worse, that being the school boards and the unions. God help our children!!

  • CiberTiger

    Do what the liberals would do. Sue the snot out of them and protest in front of the school board. That’s how I feel. So sick of it.

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