Saturday, May 16, 2015

24/7 Public Schools Proposed by Obama Admin.

President Obama's education secretary, Arne Duncan, believes not only that public schools should feed children 3 meals a day, but proposes that public boarding schools be the guardians of America's future generation.
“I think all of our schools should be community centers. Our schools should be open 12, 13, 14 hours a day with a wide variety of after-school programming. . . . If we could keep our kids there longer, we think that makes a lot of sense. . . . 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. . . . There’s just certain kids we should have 24/7 to really create a safe environment and give them a chance to be successful.”
-- Arne Duncan, U.S. Education Secretary
For background, click headlines below to read previous articles:

Entire West Virginia County Becomes School-run Orphanage-Plus

Obama-Schooling Should Begin at Age 18 Months

Obama-CHILD-Care is Next, Says Nancy Pelosi

President Obama Replaces Fathers with Government Mentors

President Obama's MSNBC Says Kids Belong to State, NOT Parents

Also read about government Head Start: It Takes a Village to Admit Failure

-- From "Education Secretary Sets The Stage For ‘Public Boarding Schools’" by B. Christopher Agee, Western Journalism 5/14/15

In a recent speech at the National Summit on Youth Violence Prevention [in Crystal City, VA], U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan doubled down on such rhetoric by publicly advocating what he called “public boarding schools.”

He insisted that public schools are simply not open long enough to provide all of the resources he contends they should.

Noting that street violence is an issue in many communities, Duncan went on to assert that the more time students spend within the confines of government schools, the better.

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From "Education Secretary Backs Public Boarding Schools: 'Certain Kids We Should Have 24/7'" by Penny Starr, 5/12/15

The event, organized by the Education Department, the Justice Department, and other federal programs and agencies, featured speakers and panels on preventing youth violence.

Duncan said that schools should be more than a place for learning at the event.

However, according to a “fact sheet” from the federal National Center for Education Statistics, some 1.3 million students ages 12 to 18 faced “victimization” at school in 2012, including 89,000 “serious violent victimizations.” The fact sheet also states that students faced more violence at school than away from school.

“In 2012, a greater number of students ages 12–18 experienced victimizations (theft and violent crime) at school than away from school. That year, 52 victimizations per 1,000 students occurred at school, and 38 victimizations per 1,000 students occurred away from school,” it stated.

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Also read Violence & Poverty due to Absence of Intact Family