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Originally posted by Char-Lee
So here is what i learned from going to school hungry.
First of all kick those that are down
If you are a little kid and helpless of your situation and your parents are poor or don't care, you are hungry and the majority of teachers will treat you like somehow your lack of nice cloths and food makes you less worthy of their care and attention. They will gush over the wealthy kids and not even look your way, not a kind word or any look of sympathy to be had...you are on your own.
In the meantime your well off country sends billions to aid children just like you in another country.
Yes guess we need our lessons!
Those children, on the other hand, who aredestined to become members of the governing class will have a very different education. They will be selected, some before birth, some during the first three years of life, and a few between the ages of three and six. All the best-known science will be applied to the simultaneous development of intelligence and will-power.
"At the age of eleven, I began Euclid. This was one of the great events of my life, as dazzling as first love. I had not imagined there was anything so delicious in the world." Bertrand Russell.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
Originally posted by SearchLightsInc
Originally posted by bg_socalif
Originally posted by SearchLightsInc
So instead of feeding the children and contacting their parents they wasted items that could have been eaten? Talk about a lack of regard for what's going on in the world. Half the people on this planet are starving and they're throwing away food to set an example, what a joke.
I want to take every adult involved in this and crack there heads together. Stupidity at its best.
And while you're at it crack the parents heads together also, for not keeping enough money in their kids accounts.
If they can't afford then they should go on the Free Lunch Program.
Sh!t happens, don't punish the kids. Its not their fault their parents messed up.
Originally posted by wulfgar
My wife and I both worked for a public charter school and this was a constant problem. Deadbeat parents who were too poor to pay for their kids' lunch but too proud to fill out the form for free governmental aid. One year we had over $16,000 dollars of lunch debt that we could not enforce payment upon.
Our small school had to just absorb those costs which meant no Christmas bonus and definitely not a raise that year. With most of our teachers making barely more than minimum wages, it hurt!
There is no government mandate to feed students. It should stay that way unless the government is going to bail out every school in America. Our school did give students PB&J sandwiches to kids who couldn't pay for the longest but it never worked. Parents continued to abuse the system and we suffered because of it.
The true problem is the Dept. of Education and school law. Public, and charter, schools are restricted from exacting a fee from parents. Sure, there may be a library fine or something like it but it is illegal to require parents to pay a fine or fee for almost anything. There's the problem! There is no effective way to punish the parent.
One of my responsibilities was school attendance & truancy. I had to consistently call and harass parents to bring their children to school. C'mon. When your kid's grandmother has died 3 times in one year... I wrote police truancy tickets and had to meet several parents in court simply because they would not bring their kids to school. The great majority of problems we face in today's education stems from the parents more than anyone else. I've seen it time and time again. If the parents are disciplined or have their priorities in order, the children succeed.
Originally posted by MaMaa
Without reading all the replies, let me tell you of our own experience here in Colorado with the local schools!...
This is a regular problem and I plan on bringing it up to the principal this Monday at the middle school.
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
Add to all this, they whine for money every election, without fail
Originally posted by GreenGlassDoor:
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.