- The U.S. Department of Education is defending an anti-gun video in which Education Secretary Arne Duncan talks to a group of inner-city children about their experiences with gun violence.
- The video was filmed last week during Duncan's visit to Hart Middle School in the low-income Washington, D.C., neighborhood of Anacostia, and the department says advocating for the Obama administration's gun control measures is well within its jurisdiction.
- An edited version of the conversation just over four minutes is featured on the department's Homeroom blog, and the full 51-minute conversation is available on YouTube.
From the article:
... “I’m not going to tutor you on the importance of school safety right now,” the Department spokesman told TheDC. “Check the news the past couple of months to find out if the educational department has a role to play in this debate.” ...