Madison, Wisconsin schools have generously decided to offer to care for children of poor people. If you are low income and living in Madison, you can abdicate all of your parental duties to the government!
Many districts across the nation have decided to do the “community model” of education. Where education still takes place at the regular times but the actual school buildings will be open much earlier for breakfast, and much later for dinner, sports activities, after school field trips, and even a GED center for parents who want to finish up their schooling.
Dane County Executive Joe Parisi praised community schools by saying:
“The education of our children isn’t just about our schools and what goes on in our schools,” Parisi told the Madison-based newspaper. “It’s about the health of our entire community and making sure that all young people arrive at school ready to learn and having the opportunity to succeed within their homes, within their communities and within their neighborhoods.”
This sounds exactly like what Arne Duncan wants, for the school to be the center of the community. Open 12, 13, 14 hours a day, 6 to 7 days a week.
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