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posted on Apr, 5 2013 @ 12:59 PM
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That is not even close to the amount of money that would be required to provide top level education and care for every child in Canada, 8 hrs /day.


Ah...of course it's not, but it is for the 4 kids that live in my house hold. That's not including my husbands income. We are on the affluent end of the middle class.


Why? They already provide a school...filled with educators. You can send your child there, same as everybody else.


No, currently they provide sub standard facilities, with sub standard teachers and overall, sub standard education. I won't apologize for expecting what I payed for.


If your community is too small for that level of service...move. This Canadian has zero intention of paying for your overinflated sense of self worth.


I live in NB, in the largest city. Overinflated?

You think that you are getting what you deserve? You are currently HAPPY with being a Canadian, giving up that much of your hard earned dollars in return for what you currently have?

My god, the people in this country never cease to amaze me. Canadian Apathy at it's finest eh?. It's our largest export you know. It's not my self worth either, it's what I consider my children to be worth.

The future of our nation, meaning our children, deserve the absolute best education that money can afford. What we sink in to education should be enough, considering other nations with the same level of spending have much higher quality educational programs, both at primary and secondary levels.

Oh, but no, it's being entitled to request that the Government actually do it's damn job and use the hundreds of thousands of dollars I provide in a way that makes sens and is beneficial to ME and my countrymen.

As far as I'm concerned, the general person, regardless of country, could use a little more self entitlement. We could use a populace that actually stood up and demanded quality from those they elect to represent them.

ETA: As for what I do, I'm currently retired, but I ran a successful series of businesses and my husband is a pediatrician. As you can imagine, the taxes we pay are quite high.

~Tenth
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posted on Apr, 5 2013 @ 01:02 PM
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Massachusetts, very blue state. Many white people, low minority population.

Can you imagine if this happened in a red state with a large minority population? The cries of racism would be non-stop.



posted on Apr, 5 2013 @ 01:04 PM
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People are demanding we fix the broken tail-light of a Ford. If education was overhauled to include a nutrition program for student success then I wouldn't have a problem with it.


That puts us on the same page. I see where you are coming from and agree that attacking education from the single nutritional standpoint is idiotic and we should focus on an entire redo of education in a lot of places, including the US and Canada.

~Tenth



posted on Apr, 5 2013 @ 01:59 PM
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And yet the very people who denied food for these children would probably boast or feel secretly proud of their 'charitable giving' to others. Shame on them all.



posted on Apr, 5 2013 @ 02:03 PM
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This is the US. A world of wealth, but just in the hands of a few. There is no reason for a child to go hungry yet it happens every day. Those who say, 'no pay, no food, it's the way it is', your day may well be coming.



posted on Apr, 5 2013 @ 02:04 PM
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The administration at that school needs to find a new line of work.



posted on Apr, 5 2013 @ 02:11 PM
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How much is a school lunch these days ?

I'll bet there would have been teachers pay for some lunches....
I would have, had I been there and known about this at the time...



posted on Apr, 5 2013 @ 02:25 PM
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I bet these was a 99.9% chance the lunch room threw out enough food that day to have fed these children.
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posted on Apr, 5 2013 @ 02:45 PM
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I did another thread here
www.abovetopsecret.com...

But I think it ran its course



posted on Apr, 5 2013 @ 06:29 PM
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The United States has truly become a disgusting society, from top to bottom. I do not exempt the 99%. They are as disgusting as the 1%.



posted on Apr, 5 2013 @ 06:34 PM
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we wander what is truly wrong with the world today? it is this. this perspective. EXACTLY this perspective.

we would rather waste. the greed. the waste. the greed. throw what we have away before actually sharing with each other. because you do not have money. cannot pay for it.

people wander why it is we and only we who are leading to our own destruction. i would rather throw this away. not give it to you. because you cannot pay for it? people who are starving. and we would rather throw it away in the name of saying oh well your problem. no heart. no heart at all. MEANING our hearts are so closed down that we cannot even see that which we ourselves are doing. to each other.
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posted on Apr, 5 2013 @ 07:23 PM
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So this is nationwide, eh? I just got an automated call on Tuesday (West Coast here and hooray for caller id) from my youngest's school district warning parents that if their child was more than 3 meals in debt on their pre-paid lunch cards, the cafeteria would give them a milk and the child could only eat from the cafeteria salad bar. School's salad bar looks like this one: www.csd509j.net... So no cheese sandwich but decent salad bar. However, kids are notoriously unhappy about eating veggies (with the rare exception now and then) and I'm not sure if the caloric content is good enough for a growing child to subsist on.

Aside from that, I find it really very curious that my child's school on the other side of the continent chose to warn parents about this change on possibly the same day as this was happening on the East Coast. Whitsons Culinary Group operates nation wide but our district uses Chartwells.



When we learned of this incident Tuesday afternoon...

Whitson's statement: www.whitsons.com...

Couldn't find any link between Chartwells and Whitson's so I find that kind of curious that you have schools on the East and West coasts using different lunch providers cracking down on negative lunch balances with reduced (or no, in the case of Attleboro) lunches on the same day. Coincidence? I think not..especially when the source article didn't come out until the 3rd and the call I received was 4/2/2013 at 7:30 pm. I must have a psychic school district.

CNN's source article: www.turnto10.com...



posted on Apr, 5 2013 @ 08:55 PM
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Try again without being incoherent. Fill in whatever "this" is. It's called a proper noun, try one every now and again.


 
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posted on Apr, 5 2013 @ 09:37 PM
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Originally posted by GreenGlassDoor
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Welcome to real life: if you do not pay you will not eat.

Since schools are supposed to be preparing youngsters for life this will be one of those lessons that actually mean something.


 
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That's right they should "pick themselves up by their bootstraps"™. Also, what do they expect, FREE FOOD?! ON OUR TAX DIME?! That money is set aside for wars, wallstreet, corporate subsidies and megabank bailouts, silly parasites. Besides, that's socialism and it sure does SOUND like COMMUNISM, therefore eeeevil. Now, put the milk carton back and dump that meatloaf in the trash, you useless eater!

Rightwing "compassion" at its best.




posted on Apr, 5 2013 @ 10:00 PM
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Even in the Soviet Union there were costs associated with goods. You clearly don't understand what socialism and communism are so your comment is moot and evidence of a failed schooling.

Do you have anything to add or do you just want to shout big sounding words you don't understand the meaning to hoping others don't either?


 
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posted on Apr, 5 2013 @ 10:25 PM
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Look up what the word flunky means. The rest will fill in itself.


 
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posted on Apr, 5 2013 @ 10:31 PM
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Originally posted by Aleister
Have you ever looked at what the chldren are given? The U.S. pays milk and cheese producers for their extras - it's a farm/dairy subsidy - and milk and cheese are not healthy for children and other living things (except very young calves). And "meat"!!! Schools actually give the children corpses to eat, helping them set-in-stone a lifelong habit of thinking that it's OK to eat "meat" when, in fact, it may possibly kill them someday. Schools should serve all vegan meals, imnho, and should have done so long ago.

But on topic, I bet the people who decided this policy are regretting it just about.....now. See it reversed soon if it hasn't been already.
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Then the kids would throw the food away even if they had positive balances.

Ask them Eskimos how they would survive as Vegans.



posted on Apr, 5 2013 @ 10:37 PM
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Originally posted by GreenGlassDoor
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No, they are not.

Look, the average student is already running a bill of $10K a year and 1/3 will drop out and a full 80% that do graduate will not be up to snuff when it comes to possessing skills at their grade level.

So now people start boohooing when these future dropout flunkies miss a meal.

You go to school to learn. It's not a state sponsored babysitter. So the schools will fail them on the reading, writing, arithmetic part and there is no outrage but if they can teach them a lesson on life it's outrageous. Seems like screwed up thinking to me.

I view public education as a bad investment (it's failed the students and society) and *school* lunches are part of that failed institution.

C'mon, by the very nature you were homeless is a big clue that things ain't free.


 
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I can only say that whatever school you went to, it sure failed you. We feed our children in America.



posted on Apr, 5 2013 @ 10:47 PM
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Originally posted by GreenGlassDoor
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Actually study after study has shown that the single biggest factor in student success is parental participation and interest in their student's life.

Sending Johnny to school and expecting the school to take up the slack by default kind of shows the level of participation here, ja?


 
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9999 out of 10000 kids that show up at school without lunch money get fed anyways. This private corporation who did this will likely lose their concession at the school because of these actions. Just because a students cafeteria balance went negative does not mean that anyone was deficient in their care or responsibilities. In 99.9999% of schools when the balance goes negative, the kids get a note, and the parent re-ups the account. The only issue here is the cafeteria workers breaking rules. Nothing more.



posted on Apr, 5 2013 @ 10:53 PM
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That's a lot of nines! Come back when you aren't posing opinion as statistical fact.


 
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