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  • #31
    Originally posted by JWBooth View Post
    The problem with vouchers is that it is still taxpayer stolen and money and still ultimately under government control. How long before government starts passing rules, regulations, and attaching "strings" to any educational institution that wants to be eligible for voucher funds? Within a decade or so, the system would be indistinguishable from the one we have now. We throw the word "socialist" around but we have to understand that there are no socialists anymore. It doesn't work. Almost all socialists in the West have converted to Fascism. It is a far more subtle and effective, and at the end of the day, you get the same result.

    The only effective solution to the education crisis in this country is to get rid of government schools and replace them with nothing. Unleash the power of the market to create a vibrant competitive education industry.
    I think that could produce great results if we eased into it correctly. I feel like so many people are afraid to even talk of possible solutions to things such as this that don't involve total government control.

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    • #32
      Two words: lunch box

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      • #33
        shes just making it worse for these kids. her "Lets Move" program is a failure. how are you going to get these kids to exercise when A. they don't have any fuel to give them energy or motivation to do so B. all of them go home and play computer games
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        • #34
          Originally posted by ecole66 View Post
          If there were a voucher program there soon would be many private schools that have no religious connections whatsoever. Government has proven over and over again that they cannot do a respectable job of educating our children. Wouldn't it be nice if even very poor parents could get there children out of a bad school and into a school of THEIR choice? If you would rather grind your anti religion ax than give PARENTS a real CHOICE in their child's future that is your problem. And please tell me how understanding that government, ALL government does hardly anything well makes a person "hateful".
          Everyone is entitled to their opinion but I agree the way some of the way those views are expressed are hateful and I think venomous - such as,
          It's bad enough we have to deal with her programed, spineless, evil husband. Why should we be subjected to this gold digger's cock-eyed opinions?

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          • #35
            I've been struggling with my 4yo over her breakfast/lunch for pre-K (at a public elementary school) and saw this story last night--it really upset me, the lightbulb went off and I realized why the menu is so effed up, particularly breakfast. I'm sorry, but sending little kids to class hopped up on sugar with no protein is just a BAD IDEA.

            Here's today's lunch menu at her school (oddly, one of the better days):
            Pork Roast - 3g (3 grams? That's all?)
            Zesty lemon broccoli - 2g
            Cooked Carrots - 8g
            Brown Rice - 37g
            Whole grain breadstick - 13g
            Every day there's assorted fresh fruit/veggies and of course milk.

            I pack her lunches, but she wants to eat what the other kids are eating, and her teachers assured her that what they eat is healthy too. I don't think she *actually* wants the food though, she just wants to fit in. I let her buy cafeteria food one day, and she came home starving because she only drank the milk and juice for breakfast, and all she ate of her lunch was carrot sticks and fruit. ::sigh:: Add this to the fact that she's ahead of the class and getting into trouble because she's bored...we're looking into a different school.

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            • #36
              Originally posted by meeshar View Post
              I've been struggling with my 4yo over her breakfast/lunch for pre-K (at a public elementary school) and saw this story last night--it really upset me, the lightbulb went off and I realized why the menu is so effed up, particularly breakfast. I'm sorry, but sending little kids to class hopped up on sugar with no protein is just a BAD IDEA.

              Here's today's lunch menu at her school (oddly, one of the better days):
              Pork Roast - 3g (3 grams? That's all?)
              Zesty lemon broccoli - 2g
              Cooked Carrots - 8g
              Brown Rice - 37g
              Whole grain breadstick - 13g
              Every day there's assorted fresh fruit/veggies and of course milk.

              I pack her lunches, but she wants to eat what the other kids are eating, and her teachers assured her that what they eat is healthy too. I don't think she *actually* wants the food though, she just wants to fit in. I let her buy cafeteria food one day, and she came home starving because she only drank the milk and juice for breakfast, and all she ate of her lunch was carrot sticks and fruit. ::sigh:: Add this to the fact that she's ahead of the class and getting into trouble because she's bored...we're looking into a different school.
              my school lunch was pizza, soybean burgers & chocolate pudding made with water. i'd have been overjoyed to eat her lunch

              hell, i still would
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              • #37
                LOL, my school lunches were too, at least some of the time. Today was one of the best days on the menu this month--I'd probably eat that, minus the brown rice. Otherwise there's the usual popcorn chicken, hot dogs, pizza, chicken tenders, "pizza max sticks w/marinara" (??) and occasional classics like chicken casserole, spaghetti, or salisbury steak. What really got me about today's menu is the TINY portion allotted to protein vs. the rice.

                Originally posted by bloodorchid View Post
                my school lunch was pizza, soybean burgers & chocolate pudding made with water. i'd have been overjoyed to eat her lunch

                hell, i still would

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by annedawso View Post
                  Everyone is entitled to their opinion but I agree the way some of the way those views are expressed are hateful and I think venomous - such as,
                  It's bad enough we have to deal with her programed, spineless, evil husband. Why should we be subjected to this gold digger's cock-eyed opinions?
                  Yeah, I'm getting a lot of "get them uppity negras outta my gub'mint! Of, by an' fer the white folks, just like the Founding Fathers intended!" vibes out of some of the posters in this thread. Creepy, creepy, you guys.
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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by Uncephalized View Post
                    Yeah, I'm getting a lot of "get them uppity negras outta my gub'mint! Of, by an' fer the white folks, just like the Founding Fathers intended!" vibes out of some of the posters in this thread. Creepy, creepy, you guys.
                    If I don't like his policies I'm a racist Yosemite Sam?
                    If I just said LOL, I lied. Do or do not. There is no try.

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by Jena View Post
                      Two words: lunch box
                      Not so fast. There are schools in this country that have started to not allow students to bring their lunch to school. Land of the free indeed.
                      “You may have thought you heard me say I wanted a lot of bacon and eggs, but what I said was: Give me all the bacon and eggs you have.” - Ron Swanson

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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by annedawso View Post
                        Everyone is entitled to their opinion but I agree the way some of the way those views are expressed are hateful and I think venomous - such as,
                        It's bad enough we have to deal with her programed, spineless, evil husband. Why should we be subjected to this gold digger's cock-eyed opinions?
                        When people are robbed, oppressed, or transgressed against they get angry. They become hateful and venomous towards the people who are doing it. If Michelle Obama wants to be treated with respect, she should start acting respectfully towards others. But so long as she and criminal husband pursue the agendas they've chosen, they will be hated. And rightfully so. Americans have put up with this monstrosity of a government we have for far too long.

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                        • #42
                          Kids shouldn't be relying on their parents to make them school lunches when they're in high school; they should learn to start cooking by themselves before that. I started when I was 8; thus I never ate lunch at school. I didn't have the drive to make my own lunch in the morning, but I had the option. Its not the Governments fault, they're following what they were taught, and so are students. If the parents don't teach them to fend for themselves and become independent than I say let them eat the school lunches. If and when I have kids they'll surely be well trained in the culinary arts before they enter high school. what they do with it is up to them.

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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by Uncephalized View Post
                            Yeah, I'm getting a lot of "get them uppity negras outta my gub'mint! Of, by an' fer the white folks, just like the Founding Fathers intended!" vibes out of some of the posters in this thread. Creepy, creepy, you guys.
                            Really?!

                            Good thing Obama is black. That gives the left a perfect opportunity to claim racism. Even your choice of president has to be publicly correct now.

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                            • #44
                              I pack my son's lunch daily and he is the envy of the school. He's in high school (he can cook/forage I just don't make him at o-dark thirty), he's in sports and he is a tall skinny thing. This kid has more protein than a pro-bodybuilder daily just to keep up his calorie needs.

                              School lunches are beyond scary and our school keeps getting awards. They do some things right, they have their own garden and pull as much from it as possible but the grains are overloaded and the "milk" is disgusting.

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                              • #45
                                I went to Catholic school (private school) for a few years in elementary level. I bought the school lunch everyday. Seriously the worst lunches ever-- mystery meat, mashed potato paste, rice that was overcooked and like glue, mystery gravy, overcooked canned vegetables, cardboard pizza etc. After 2 years I had to go to public school because we were really broke and my Mom couldn't afford private school (at a reduced rate--in my region, the Catholic school tuition is not as expensive as they are in Nashville) so I went to a city public school. We actually had more choices there for lunch and my family qualified for the Federal School Lunch Program. I also had to receive tutoring in mathematics and the school provided a speech therapist for me. They also hooked me and my brother up with the BigBrother/BigSister organization. The fact is the private school sucked. The small things the big government school provided us made a big difference in our lives. I found out later my mother had to apply for AFDC as my father took a child support powder and real estate fell through the floor (mid 70's) and Mom was a real estate agent. Sure she found another job working as a secretary but it made the budget very tight. For the bean counting economic moralists, don't panic, she paid the state back when she sold our house. Don't want you to think some lazy kids got something for nothing.
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