As a general rule, beware any government initiative that requires public officials to silence dissent rather than engage in debate.

Robert Small, a parent in Baltimore County, Maryland, stood up at a school “forum” and wanted to air his concerns about Common Core standards. He ended up being arrested:

Small was charged with second-degree assault of a police officer, which carries a fine of $2,500 and up to 10 years in prison, and disturbing a school operation, which carries a fine of $2,500 and up to six months.

Video at the link.

https://twitter.com/tsemasejames/status/382245619038826496

Unbelievable.

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