Who needs Common Core when you can build thousands of government boarding schools to indoctrinate the children?
In yet another scheme by the federal government to expand its role in raising our children, Obama’s Education Secretary Arne Duncan has proposed the creation of government-owned and operated boarding schools. The reason for such an extreme suggestion being that there are certain kids who need to be under the control of the government 24/7.
The idea shouldn’t really be all that surprising when you consider the “cradle-to-career” education agenda advocated by Obama and his senior officials.
According to Duncan, government schools, which are essentially already under the control of Washington, D.C., are being used as a “weapon” to “change the world.” With the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as a “global partner,” public education will serve as a tool to transform children into what is being described as “green citizens.”
Under the guise of protecting children from violence on the streets, Duncan claims they should be handed over to the government for protection:
“There’s just certain kids we [the government] should have 24/7 to really create a safe environment and give them a chance to be successful,” said Duncan.
In addition to “public” boarding schools that would put children under 24/7 control of federal education bureaucrats, Duncan also advocated transforming all government schools into what he described as “community” schools that would go beyond “learning” and keep children for longer hours.
“I think all of our schools should be community centers. Our schools should be open 12, 13, 14 hours a day with a wide variety of after-school programming.”
Clarification on what qualifies as “programming” wasn’t provided.
Adolph Hitler was a man who could appreciate a good state-controlled program done in the name of the children:
“The state must declare the child to be the most precious treasure of the people. As long as the government is perceived as working for the benefit of the children, the people will happily endure almost any curtailment of liberty and almost any deprivation.”
For more details on this story, I recommend The New American