reply to post by Jameela
Money is the motivating factor in a majority of public education decisions.
Let me be clear: schools are not making money. No one is profiting from the school's decisions, except maybe for the contractors.
My school just wants to break even. We do seven or eight fundraisers every year. That money is used to purchase necessities, such as paper, pencils,
One person mentioned letting the schools grow their own food. Our school actually does that, although not on a major scale. But we do have a garden
with various fruits and veggies. A few years ago our school won a grant from the FDA. We got several thousand dollars to purchase fruits and veggies
for a year. That was wonderful! The kids got to try a lot of exotic foods. In fact, they usually chose the fruit over the junk food.
I don't think the food situation will really change anytime soon, sad to say. The simple fact is the pink slime is cheaper than regular beef....so
that's what we'll get.
I feel so angry when I hear how much our country spends on war... and how little on our future.