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Education Secretary proposes "public boarding schools"

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by YankeeFan, May 14, 2015.

  1. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    "Public Boarding Schools"? Kids that the government has "24/7"?

    Sounds like -- orphanages!

    People in power are finally coming around to my way of thinking.

    Tuesday 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.

    Duncan said, “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.”

    Obama Education Secretary Proposes 'Public Boarding Schools': 'Certain Kids We Should Have 24/7' - Breitbart
  2. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    The buried lede...

    Education Secretary Backs Public Boarding Schools: 'Certain Kids We Should Have 24/7'

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

    “I think all of our schools should be community centers,” Duncan said. “Our schools should be open 12, 13, 14 hours a day with a wide variety of after-school programming.

    “Thankfully, in the vast, vast majority of communities around the nation, our schools are actually safe havens,” Duncan said. “[There’s] very little violence happening in schools.

    This is much more tangible, attainable and would affect many more people.
  3. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    Well that Babe Ruth guy turned out OK.
  4. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    This would be a godsend (Obamasend?) for a lot of kids if it can be done. I know some communities have experimented with something similar, usually funded by private donations.
  5. Oggiedoggie

    Oggiedoggie Well-Known Member

    If someone has no real interest in raising their children and wants to send them to a boarding school, they should be able to get a voucher to help pay for it. That shouldn't be something only available to the rich.
  6. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Mitt's going to give free haircuts.
  7. RecoveringJournalist

    RecoveringJournalist Well-Known Member

    I guess Choate is trying to improve it's basketball team.
  8. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    That's because newspapers gave his team coverage.
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