These Obama people are scary:
If Education Secretary Arne Duncan has his way, kids would be spending a lot more time at school — and a three-month summer would be a thing of the past.
Duncan joked with attendees at a luncheon at the National Press Club Tuesday in Washington that he would like schools to stay open 13 months out of the year. Then he told the audience of over 100 that he seriously supports longer school hours.
“In all seriousness, I think schools should be open 12, 13, 14 hours a day, seven days a week, 11-12 months of the year,” Duncan said. “This is not just more of the same. There would be a whole variety of after-school programs. Obviously academics would be at the heart of that. But you top it off with dancing, art, drama, music, yearbook, robotics, activities for older siblings and parents, ESL classes.”
…As you guys know, our world has changed, our economy has changed,” said Duncan. “The days of telling kids to go home at 2:30 and having mom there with a peanut butter sandwich, those days are gone. Whether it’s a single parent working one, two, three jobs or two parents working, the hours from 3 o’clock to 7 o’clock are a huge anxiety, and that’s why we have to keep our schools open longer.
What will the children learn in those extra hours? They will learn that gay rights are the central feature of any just society. They will learn that Global Warming is going to kill them before they are 30, and don’t trust what Mom and Dad say about the subject. They will learn that having best friends is a bad thing, a crime against society. They will learn Keynesian principles, and will be encouraged to tell the facilitator why America should be prosecuted for war crimes.
Beware of anyone who wants your children to spend more time with them, rather than figuring out how to make families spend more time together.