Originally posted by BlueTriangle
My 2 cents.
You are now put into ATS detention. Using pennies on the ATS board is disrespectful to posters and staff. You are being disruptive and must have
your clean record destroyed for being poor. Poor people have no place in public arenas.
Thank you, have a nice day.
Seriously. Money is money. If they didn't throw it in the worker's face, then they did no wrong. The future police state is being taught to the
children. I watched it happen more than a decade ago in my high school, each year they took a little more and made things a little stricter, when
there was no prior problems or issues. Clean, safe school.
Year before I was there, seniors could leave campus for lunch, freshman year, no leaving campus, sophomore year, snack machines locked up during
lunch, junior year, a yellow line was painted around the outside of the cafeteria that you couldn't go beyond, prior to that, you could go and get
extra help from a teacher in their classroom, senior year, drink machines were locked up. Also, there was increased police presence on campus each
year, again, this was a school without violence issues at the time nor in the past. They even suspended people for dying their hair. Down with
freedom and individualism ... that is what public schools teach our children, now add to that being poor, as well as other things if you keep up with
the news stories.
Students also have the right to peaceful protest. They did shorten the lunch times too, thanks for reminding me. If every kid wanted to pay with
pennies, that is the right of the individual. Trying to get to the lunch room, buy, sit, eat, clean up, and get back to class in 20 minutes with 800
kids per lunch is not something that works very well. In fact, I rarely ate lunch at school because of that very reason. I had a class far away, so
the lines were long by the time I got there, to where I would have not had time to finish it. That happened to me enough to where I just didn't eat
I guess you all forget what it was like being in school, some of us have better long term memories.
[edit on 3/13/08 by FreeThinkerIdealist]