Arne Duncan: It’s time to change the game on gun violence

Arne Duncan: It's time to change the game on gun violence

Former Education Secretary Arne Duncan backs a school boycott to protest Congressional inaction in the face of mass shootings. A school shooting that wounded two in Indiana this past Friday reminds us yet again of the challenge of keeping children safe from guns. Arne Duncan, who served as Secretary of Education under President Obama, has an opinion about that: In America today, gun violence has become routine. At our schools, nightclubs, churches and shopping malls, it’s become all too common for someone to pull out a gun and kill dozens of people in seconds. We also know the next part of that routine: our politicians offer condolences and then do nothing to stop the problem. If we want REAL change, we are going to have to break from business-as-usual. Our politicians are not listening to the people. So, if we want them to hear us, if we want things to change, we’re going to have to speak more loudly, and in greater numbers, than ever before. Which is why I am proposing families across this country come together and boycott schools for a few days this fall to send a message to Congress that enough is enough. Obama’s education secretary: Let’s boycott school until gun laws change (Washington Post) A school boycott is not an obvious approach, especially for me. I’ve spent my life in education, and the last thing I want to do is take away learning time from kids. But we can make up learning time. We […]

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