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originally posted by: HauntWok
a reply to: Daedalus
Then again, you have the CHOICE to either home school your child, or private school them.
Again, pink cookies, good lord!
originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
a reply to: HauntWok
While i agree that the worry over pink cookies is kind of silly.....
....i have to take exception to the suggestion that homeschooling is a viable option. My first issue is, schools are primarily supported via local taxes (property taxes). Even if you aren't a landowner, you are paying those taxes via higher costs of goods. Everyone in the community is paying for the schools both in the property taxes they pay, and the cost of goods markups to pay commercial property tax.
So as a resident of my county, I am already paying for my kids to go to school. I won't get a tax break, and I won't get a rebate. Ill just have to continue paying for the local school (that my kids don't attend) AND paying for all the homeschooling stuff (that is mostly a curricula designed to meet federal guidelines....which is the problem with public schools to begin with).
It seems that recommending homeschooling is disingenuous at best.
originally posted by: Daedalus
bottom line, having the government be able to come in and say "ya' know what? we don't think you should be able to eat that anymore, so we're going to make it illegal", only reinforces the government's authority over everyone.....and accepting it, creates an entire generation, that is far more predisposed to accept government authority, in essence, breeding more sheep.....
Through the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act championed by the First Lady and signed by President Obama, USDA made the first major changes in school meals in 15 years, which will help us raise a healthier generation of children.
The new standards align school meals with the latest nutrition science and the real world circumstances of America’s schools. These responsible reforms do what’s right for children’s health in a way that’s achievable in schools across the Nation.
originally posted by: WeAreAWAKE
I'm so fed up (no pun intended) with the government sticking their noses in people's personal business. Is this what we WANT from government? Do we want them to decide what we can and can't eat? Do we have to sit there and have some jackass spoon feed us what THEY decide is appropriate like some freakin' baby? Government shouldn't have ANY say over what we do, or what we allow our children to do as long as it is legal. THAT...is not freedom.