Former Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, who served in the Obama administration, asked parents to pull their children out of school in protest until gun laws are changed, according to the Washington Post.
Duncan was responding to a tweet by another former Obama Education Department employee, former Assistant Secretary of Education Peter Cunningham.
“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,” Cunningham tweeted Friday morning in response to the breaking news report of an active shooter at the high school.
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://t.co/JCBYstcHEA — Peter Cunningham (@PCunningham57) May 18, 2018
“It’s wildly impractical and difficult,” Duncan said.
This is brilliant, and tragically necessary.
What if no children went to school until gun laws changed to keep them safe?
My family is all in if we can do this at scale.
Parents, will you please join us? https://t.co/Yo4wsFuJI5
— Arne Duncan (@arneduncan) May 18, 2018