Obama administration education secretary Arne Duncan blatantly asked parents to pull their kids out of American schools in order to force Congress to pass gun control laws.
Duncan stated his whole family is ready to join the boycott if a vast majority are going to do it with them.
His call-to-action cam after reading Obama’s Assistant Sec. of Education Peter Cunningham tweet:
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://t.co/JCBYstcHEA
— Peter Cunningham (@PCunningham57) May 18, 2018
Duncan replied, “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?”
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? https://t.co/Yo4wsFuJI5
— Arne Duncan (@arneduncan) May 18, 2018
Duncan admitted the next day to the Washington Post that the idea was “wildly impractical and difficult.” Although he 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.”
But he isn’t open to the only idea that will really help the students and that is repealing the Obama-era school policy known as the PROMISE program, which turns a blind eye to high-school kids’ criminal behavior, and allowing school administrators to carry on campus.