You blocks, you stones, you worse than senseless things–do you still not know enough to keep your children out of the hands of modern educators?
Here’s a little tidbit from yet another public school, the Children’s Academy in Aurora, Colorado.
Here school officials spotted a 4-year-old girl with a little pack of Oreos in her lunchbox. Apparently they wouldn’t let the child eat the lunch her mother packed, and sent it home untouched–along with a stern note to the mother, which we quote here, via ABC News:
“Dear Parents, It is very important that all students have a nutritious lunch. This is a public school setting and all children are required [emphasis added] to have a fruit, a vegetable and a healthy snack from home, along with milk. If they have potatoes, the child will also need bread to go along with it. [Bread and potatoes? Are they kidding? No wonder there’s an obesity epidemic.] Lunchables, chips, fruit snacks, and peanut butter are not considered to be a healthy snack. This is a very important part of our program and we need everyone’s participation.” ( http://abcnews.go.com/Health/mom-lunch-shamed-school-packing-oreos-daughter/story?id=30674158 )
Not only are they arrogant, high-handed, and imperious: they’re also full of ca-ca. Bread and potatoes!
You’d think people would have enough self-respect that they would not put up with this. How dare these public hirelings treat us like this–we, the poor devils who have to pay their salaries and fund their pensions so they can retire at 50, when most of us have no more hope of a pension than we have of being granted super-powers?
I noticed that the only parent involved in the story is the mommy. Was dear old Dad just totally irrelevant, or is there no daddy in the picture–as is true nowadays of so many of our new-fangled, patched-together-according-to-the-wisdom-of-our-depraved-culture substitutes for families?
Here is a fact. Consider it well.
The deconstruction of our culture begins with public schooling and popular entertainment.
Together they give us what we’ve got.