A Sacramento school has taken an unusually tough stance against a parent who spoke out against Common Core and has banned her from going to the school for two-weeks.
Katherine Duran received the “suspension” from the Mark Twain School in California due to a disagreement between her in the principal over the school wanting to enact the Common Core standards.
School officials claim that the suspension came because Duran was “disrupting the school” by distributing information to the students, which Duran had never done.
A spokesman for the school, Gabe Ross, said that “It appears (she) went a little too far with regards to how she distributed information at school sites, distributing information to children directly,” when he was asked to clarify why she was banned.
Duran said that she never actually distributed anything to the students directly, nor did she distribute anything on school grounds and the district itself even acknowledges that Ross’s claims were inaccurate.
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The dispute is over op-out forms that parents could sign to prevent their children from being taught the less-than stellar curriculum.
“This is a method of teaching that’s untried, untested, unproven,” she told a reporter for News 10 in Sacramento.
With that belief, Duran sent several of the forms to the school with her son so he could pass them out to other students and have their parents sign them. The principal of the school, Rosario Guillen, intercepted the forms and took them away from Duran’s son Christopher. This caused Duran to go to the school and confront Guillen, and the school says it was that meeting that resulted in the ban which was delivered to Duran’s home by the police.
Guillen sent the note with the police that included a “Withdrawal of Consent” for two-weeks and threat of arrest of she violated it.
Additionally the letter stated that “District will seek reimbursement for attorney costs the courts may impose.”
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