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Education Secretary Arne Duncan Sets Stage for ‘Public Boarding Schools’

Adding to previous efforts – such as compulsory preschool – by the Obama administration to increase the amount of time kids spend away from their parents, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan recently unveiled his latest pet project.

Arne Duncan

Insisting that certain children should be remanded to the custody of unionized educators, he shared the following initiative at the recent National Summit on Youth Violence Prevention:

One idea that I threw out that I wanted to sort of road test with the kids today is the idea of public boarding schools.

Duncan conceded such a program would be “controversial,” though he maintained it is nonetheless necessary.

He concluded that there are “certain kids we should have 24/7,” explaining that every public school student should be spending more time under the influence of the left-leaning federal education system.

“I think all of our schools should be community centers,” he asserted, suggesting they remain open for up to 14 hours a day.

“If we could keep our kids there longer,” Duncan said, “we think that makes a lot of sense.”


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