At an event organized by the DOJ, Arne Duncan proposed a vast over-expansion of the Department of Education. The DOJ doesn’t want law enforcement but they do want your children.
The government wants your children 24/7 or at least 12 to 14 hours a day to provide government “safe havens” which will end up being more like indoctrination centers under an ever-expanding left-wing big brother government.
Duncan wants schools to serve as government community centers, not just schools. We keep hearing what a bad job schools are doing now and he wants more of it.
Where do parents fit in?
This is a dangerous overreach for big government.
Duncan also wants public boarding schools for students in need.
We already have public boarding schools for the “handicapped” and many of them are hellholes where children are abused and some low-paid personnel aren’t the best though there are many dedicated people in these facilities. I put the word “handicapped” in quotes because many of the children are behavioral problems of the type Duncan is referring to.
The private boarding schools are far superior. I have years of experience with them.
It’s hard not to connect this to what communist Bill Ayers said about getting to the children through the schools since this administration and the Democratic Party have moved so far left.
Vladimir Lenin once said, “Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.”
Karl Marx said, “The education of all children, from the moment that they can get along without a mother’s care, shall be in state institutions at state expense.”
In Germany, many schools became feeder groups for Hitler youth. In 1933, Hitler wrote, “My program for educating youth is hard … weakness must be hammered away. In my castles of the Teutonic Order, a new youth will grow up, before which the world will tremble. I want a brutal, domineering, fearless and cruel youth. Youth must be all that. It must bear pain. There must be nothing weak and gentle about it. The free, splendid beast of prey must once again flash from its eyes…That is how I will eradicate thousands of years of human domestication…That is how I will create the New Order.”
Duncan is probably well-intentioned and isn’t plotting a communist-like takeover but this isn’t a road we should be going down.