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When it's a ramp for a wheelchair or it's other means of access? That makes sense and it's the least any civilized society can do within reason.
❒Just over 6.8 million community-resident Americans use assistive devices to help them with mobility
reply to post by ColoradoJens
I'd say being very proactive about what foods can come into a daycare is thoughtful and reasonable.
To the point of saying absolutely *NO* food from outside an approved school district supplier is permitted across the school property line? ( *Day Care...to be specific...and what is this setting but training to the future?)
How much is enough? When is it too much? How much accommodation do we build in before we realize...we've screwed our own quality of life in the unfettered pursuit of political correctness and the inclusion of everyone, everywhere, even if only in theory of need which MIGHT exist?
It's sad on this because the folks I find I talk to on these things, especially in real life, are too young to even realize it was NOT ALWAYS LIKE THIS. Not remotely CLOSE to this...and not THAT long ago. Jeeze.. We've lost *SO DAMN MUCH* in how we've changed SO profoundly to become the wishy washy society out for maximum comfort at any cost or sacrifice.
Sure...some consideration to allergy is logical, but you do understand that even passing exposure can lead to immediate and very serious reaction, up to and including anaphylactic shock?
Of course...it's better to train the majority to become basket cases in fear of hurting or offending the few. Naturally... I'm silly to think otherwise. (sigh)edit on 6-3-2014 by Wrabbit2000 because: (no reason given)
That was a pretty emotional response. I never said you were silly. To your point it has not ALWAYS BEEN LIKE THIS. As I pointed out from my source, there has been a HUGE growth of food related allergies since 1997.
Why would you think that this is a PC thing? Can you see if you were operating a day care and had no controls in place and a child died what it would do to your business? I think you underestimate the number of parents with kids with food allergies and what they feel about it. Finally, a business made a decision that one had to agree with before enrolling. If they don't like the rules of the establishment they don't have to go there. Clearly not every daycare has the same set up.
No outside food..
reply to post by JohnPhoenix
No outside food..
I say we BAN outside contract food that isn't produced and originating from local, in-district sources where that possibility exists on ANY level (and it would in nearly ALL of them..I'll bet.) We also encourage home prepared lunches with healthy food and not the pies of toxic goo they call pizza or the little pucks of garbage they call (and may once have been) beefy hamburger patties.
I'd like to see statistics on how many kids with deathly food allergies used to die every year before we started banning all such trigger foods from their environments.
I know we all used to hear about those allergies, but I don't ever recall hearing about anyone dying from them.
So, somehow, people managed before we banned all traces of the trigger substance from their presence.
reply to post by BuzzyWigs
Heck, Junior High School still had Home Economics class when I went. I got to sit there and learn the basics of cooking and doing it without poisoning myself with stupid stuff like everyone else. That...and Wood shop and metal shop. So much is lost... (sigh)
Chino Valley Unified's school board has had to make millions of dollars worth of budget cuts this year to stave off fiscal insolvency. In January, the district had been looking at a potential $30 million deficit by 2013 if no cuts were made. The woodshop class will no longer be offered in the 2011-12 school year.
Wood shops in schools around the U.S. are hitting a wall. Even as the U.S. rethinks how we've approached education and industrial policy, high schools and community colleges are dismantling carpentry and wood shop classrooms -a product of budget cutting and flagging student interest.