Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Arne Duncan: Give us your kids 24/7 and they will be secure and successful [paraphrase mine]

Ronald Reagan, who once suggested that  "I'm from the government and I am here to help" is one of the scariest things we could ever hear, would not likely agree. Neither would I. 

This week  in Arlington, VA, at the Youth Violence Prevention Summit, Education Secretary Arne Duncan proposed government-run public boarding schools which would be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

One idea that I threw out … is this idea of public boarding schools. That’s a little bit of a different idea, a controversial idea. But the question is—do we have some children where there’s not a mom, there’s not a dad, there’s not a grandma, there’s just nobody at home? There’s just certain kids we should have 24/7 to really create a safe environment and give them a chance to be successful.”