New York Student Suspended for “Insubordination,” aka Opposing Common Core

New York Student Suspended for “Insubordination,” aka Opposing Common Core

We’re told that there’s nothing to worry about when it comes to Common Core. : If that’s true, what’s with the intimidation and the punishment for those who oppose it:


A 13-year-old student at Orange-Ulster BOCES believes she was suspended from school this week as a result of telling other students they didn’t have to take the Common Core English test Tuesday.

The girl, eighth-grader Seirra Olivero, was suspended for two days for insubordination.

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While she acknowledges the charge, she contends in a complaint filed with the district that she felt bullied by three administrators because she told other students they didn’t have to take the test.

Her mother, Carin Beauchesne of Sparrowbush, said Thursday that she felt her daughter had done what students are told to do when they’re being bullied.

“She walked away! She felt she was being treated like a criminal. She’s a 13-year-old girl. What would you do?”

William Hecht, Orange-Ulster BOCES’s superintendent, said the girl’s complaint, which was filed under the state’s Dignity for All Students Act, was being taken seriously.

He said it was against school policy to discipline students for opting out of the controversial test, and that Seirra’s suspension came as the result of her refusing to obey the administrators.

He declined any further comment on the matter.

In her complaint, Seirra says that on Tuesday morning, the day of the test, she told a student he didn’t have to take the test if he didn’t want to. A teacher told her to “shut my mouth and keep walking.”

Is it just me or is that something you’d expect to hear from a prison guard?

But then, they don’t call it the school to prison pipeline for nothing.

Hat Tip: : Weasel Zippers

See also: : Fairness Does Not Require Government Coercion: The Kayla Reyes Story

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