Arne Duncan: Parents Should Homeschool Kids Until Gun Control Works

Arne Duncan: Parents Should Homeschool Kids Until Gun Control Works

GETTY In the wake of the Friday murders of ten students at Santa Fe High School outside of Houston, former Secretary of Education Arne Duncan endorsed a radical plan to affect change: parent-led school boycotts aimed to change gun control legislation . Dimitrios Pagourtzis killed his fellow students with a pistol and a shotgun months after Nikolas Cruz killed 17 of his Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School classmates with an AR-15 in Parkland, Florida. After a former education department employee named Peter Cunningham wrote a Tweet that suggested that parents withdraw their children from school after the most recent shootings, Duncan chimed in and said that he and his family were “in.” Duncan has school-age children himself and currently works at Chicago CRED , an anti-gun violence organization. “This is brilliant, and tragically necessary,” wrote Duncan. “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?” It’s unclear that Duncan, a charismatic activist known for being an excellent speaker and basketball player is actually going to lead some sort of national boycott. If he does, he’ll have to contend with any number of obstacles, but mostly with parents’ competing schedules. Still, it seems likely he will be more involved with the gun control movement that gained momentum after the murders in Parkland, Florida. He told the Washington Post he will refuse to “doing nothing” and insinuated […]

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