Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Obama Education Sec. Arne Duncan: Boycott School Until Congress Passes Gun Control
Ed. I wonder if Arne Duncan would favor boycotting income taxes until Congress passes tax reform?
The following article appeared in Breitbart on May 20th
By A.W.R. Hawkins
Obama administration education secretary Arne Duncan is suggesting Americans pull students from school until Congress passes gun control.
He says he and his family are ready to take part in such a boycott if it can be done “at scale.”
Duncan’s suggestion came in reaction to Obama’s Assistant Sec. of Education Peter Cunningham tweeting:
Maybe it's time for America's 50 million school parents to simply pull their kids out of school until we have better gun laws.https://www.click2houston.com/news/police-confirm-reports-of-active-shooter-at-santa-fe-high-school …
Duncan replied by tweeting, “This is brilliant, and tragically necessary. What if no children went to school until gun laws changed to keep them safe? My family is all in if we can do this at scale. Parents, will you please join us?”
On May 19 the Washington Post quoted Duncan explaining the idea more fully and admitting that a large scale school boycott is “wildly impractical and difficult.” He later added, “I’m open to other ideas, I’m open to different ideas, but I’m not open to doing nothing. We will see whether this gains traction, or something does, but we have to think radically.”
Duncan did not mention doing away with the gun-free zones that keep teachers trapped in classrooms with no means to defend their own lives or the lives of their students.