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7.20.18 – Breitbart


[COMMENTS BY DONNA GARNER: I can hardly control my outrage.  The very ones (Obama and his Sect. of Ed. Arne Duncan) who helped to destroy America’s public schools are the ones pushing parents now to boycott the public schools until laws to take away people’s Constitutional Second Amendment rights to carry guns can be passed. 

It is Obama/Arne who forced Common Core with its social justice agenda upon our students. It is Obama/Arne who helped to destroy public schools’ disciplinary policies with the PROMISE program which coerced and threatened loss of federal funding to school districts unless they allowed behavior to go unreported by minority students that normally would have resulted in suspension, expulsion, or arrest. Hence, the emergence of Nikolas Cruz and the death of 17 students and staff members plus the serious injuries to 17 more!

Why would anyone in America ever listen to Obama and Arne Duncan again? Have we lost our collective minds?]






“Obama Education Chief Arne Duncan Urges Boycott of Public Schools Until Gun Control Passed”

By Dr. Susan Berry

Excerpts from this article:

Obama-era education secretary Arne Duncan urged a gathering of Parkland parents in Broward County to keep their children home from school until Congress passes national gun control laws.

“I think America doesn’t care enough,” Duncan said, reports the Sun Sentinel. “If America cared, it would vote on this issue.”


According to the news report, Duncan said his plan is “intentionally provocative” but not unlike the bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama, that was promoted by Martin Luther King Jr. and that brought change to national policy regarding segregation on buses.

“This is a made-in-America problem,” Duncan said. “It happens because we allow it to happen.”

Duncan spoke to some 50 parents from Parkland Tuesday, where confessed shooter Nikolas Cruz killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in February. He was reportedly invited to the forum by Gail Schwartz, aunt of Alex Schacter, 14, who was killed in the shooting massacre.

…“It will only work if we get the whole country involved,” Schwartz said of the proposed boycott. “What we need to do is get the whole country enthused about the idea and I think Secretary Duncan can help us do that.”

The gathering’s leaders insisted the boycott be student-led and activated prior to the midterm elections in November, reports the Sentinel.


The former education chief from 2009 to 2015 was joined by his former colleague at the department Peter Cunningham in calling for a national boycott of public schools. Cunningham sparked the idea in May with a tweet:


Peter Cunningham@PCunningham57

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://www.click2houston.com/news/police-confirm-reports-of-active-shooter-at-santa-fe-high-school …


Though Broward school district officials initially did not admit Cruz had been referred to its PROMISE program – a social justice program that likely served as an inspiration for the Obama administration’s national school discipline policy aimed at ending the “school to prison pipeline” – it was discovered Cruz failed to show up for the program while in middle school after being sent there following his vandalism of a school bathroom.

Cruz has a lengthy history of violence, assaults, and threats, but avoided arrest.

The PROMISE program was launched by Broward superintendent Robert Runcie, who had worked in Chicago for Duncan. Ultimately, the Obama administration coerced school districts into allowing behavior by minority students that normally would have resulted in suspension, expulsion, or arrest to go unreported. Districts were threatened with the possibility of federal investigation and loss of funding if their statistics showed disproportionately more minority students arrested and suspended.

The program in Broward County allows eligible students belonging to certain minority groups who commit any of 13 misdemeanors at school to avoid suspension, expulsion, and arrest. Instead, these students receive “restorative justice” counseling in “talking circles” and other forms of therapy.

The PROMISE collaborative agreement justifies the special treatment for these students by specifically mentioning that “students of color, students with disabilities and LGBTQ students are disproportionately impacted by school-based arrests for the same behavior as their peers.”

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