The Oxford English Dictionary third definition of "Patriot" is "A person actively opposing enemy forces occupying his or her country; a member of a resistance movement, a freedom fighter. Originally used of those who opposed and fought the British in the American War of Independence." The earliest citation is a 1773 letter by Benjamin Franklin. In Britain at the time, "patriot" had a negative connotation, and was used, says Samuel Johnson to attack "a factious disturber of the government."
It's no wonder the folks over at SCRAM are so offended--Kelly Marlow is disturbing their school board.
Kelly Marlow is RIGHT about Common Core, which has little to do with educating our children, and mostly to do with money. Why are we as parents of children in public school putting up with this abuse on our children? Our kids are being used as guinea pigs over and over again. They're innocent victims in all of this. That's the worst part. Kelly Marlow knows this, and seems to be the only person actually concerned with the BEST INTEREST OF THE CHILDREN.
Please do your research on Common Core from a reliable source. There are a lot of them out there. Pick one.
I like this paragraph on Kelly's website, "I am proud to serve as the District 1 Representative on the Cherokee County Board of Education, duly elected to serve the entire Cherokee County community beginning in Januarty 2012. I ran on a platform of engaging the wider community in a robust conversation about education." At least she is staying true to her word.
Thank you Kelly! I'm proud to have you fighting for my kids.