Mother Who Opposed Common Core Suspended From Son's School

By:  Raven Clabough
Mother Who Opposed Common Core Suspended From Son's School

The Mark Twain School in Sacramento, California has suspended the mother of a 12-year old student from the school grounds following a disagreement with the school over the impending Common Core Standards. 

The mother, Katherine Duran, was served the 14-day suspension at her home by Sacramento police.

Common Core State Standards Initiative is the official name of the scholastic standards copyrighted by the Washington, D.C.-based National Governors Association (NGA) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO).

The Blaze reported last week, “The two week suspension was reportedly triggered after the officials charged that Katherine Duran was ‘disrupting the school.’ When asked to clarify what Duran’s disruption was, Gabe Ross, a spokesperson for the school district, told the media, ‘It appears she went a little too far with regards to how she distributed information at school sites, distributing information to children directly.’”

Duran denies these allegations, asserting she did not provide any materials directly to students.

The school district later admitted that the statement by Ross was in fact false. It was Katherine Duran's son Christopher who had distributed the “opt out” forms.

After Duran had signed the “opt-out” forms, she provided additional ones to her son and encouraged him to hand them out to his friends to take home to their parents.

The “Opt-Out” form references California Education Code 51513, 60614, 60615, and 20 U.S.C 1231 (h), and asks that the child be exempted from the following:

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