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Morning Video: Duncan Talks Youth Employment, Public Boarding Schools

 

Here's Duncan speaking yesterday at the Youth Violence Prevention Summit: "One idea that I threw out … is this idea of public boarding schools. That’s a little bit of a different idea, a controversial idea. But the question is—do we have some children where there’s not a mom, there’s not a dad, there’s not a grandma, there’s just nobody at home? There’s just certain kids we should have 24/7 to really create a safe environment and give them a chance to be successful.” CPSAN via Breitbart. Click the link if the video doesn't play correctly. Still looking for video of him roaring like a lion if you see it let me know. 

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This seems like a wild (and expensive) idea; but it addresses several issues that are causing problems with youth education. A lot of kids have problems in school because they are hungry, and/or do not have sufficient parental support or a conducive home environment. If there's a way to create public boarding schools that aren't terribly expensive (like private boarding schools), this might be worth a try.

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