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Education Secretary Arne Duncan said on Tuesday that he has met with gang leaders in his hometown of Chicago and they’ve told him that it’s a lack of jobs that keeps them on the streets.

“We have to have jobs for young people,” Duncan said at the National Summit on Youth Violence Prevention in Crystal City, Va. “I probably shouldn’t say this in a room like this, but occasionally when I go home I’ll sit down with some of the gang leaders – back home in Chicago.”

The Daily Caller Wrote:

Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced this week that he has sought employment policy guidance from street gang leaders in Chicago.

Duncan made the remarks on Tuesday at the National Summit on Youth Violence Prevention in Crystal City, Va.

Duncan, a Chicago native, explained that only jobs will keep gangbangers from a life of crime.

“We have to have jobs for young people. I probably shouldn’t say this in a room like this, but occasionally when I go home I’ll sit down with some of the gang leaders – back home in Chicago,” Duncan said, according to EAGnews.org.   (CONTINUE READING HERE)


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