by The Daily Republic
October 8, 2012 at 12:17 am in The Daily Republic
Superintendent Graves says National Lunch ‘program creating real problems.’
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Two months into a new program and Dr. Graves wants to dump it. Too bad he didn’t feel the same way about NCLB. Kids don’t want to eat their vegetables, what a shock. Please don’t give me the Republican line of too much regulation. It’s done because at the local level it doesn’t work. Almost everything in the letter/essay proves that the program should be in place. “It isn’t permitting enough calories for our high school students, especially for those students who spend a long day at school participating in sports or other activities.” Maybe the problem is some activities have gone into the realm of ridiculous. Is it really necessary for the band to start practice at 7 AM? Do they have to practice until 9:30 PM? Is it the school’s responsibility to provide for them all that time? To use another Republican line maybe it’s time “to have an adult conversation” on what is going on at the school. The Middle School pool is filled in and now the city says we need another indoor pool….wait, what? Over 2 million is spent on the stadium (which is beautiful, by the way) but there is a real danger (not kidding) that the sport the stadium is for might not be around in 10 years. This danger (concussions) was in the news at the time of the money allocation. You’re worried about the calorie intake of the kids but it would seem that learning lessons should be the mission. Why do more and more students need more help when they enter higher learning. What do they learn when students are caught smoking/eating a substance that is against the law at this time and the punishment is to miss X amount of activities. What do those students do? They join activities that they have no interest in, serve their suspension, and continue doing what they wanted to in the activities they like!! The punishment ends up being no punishment at all and this gets your blessing and also the school boards.
Don’t worry about calories, get you house in order.
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