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Old 11-19-2013, 08:47 PM   #7231
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Old 11-21-2013, 07:28 PM   #7232
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Old 11-21-2013, 08:13 PM   #7233
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Good grief! How many packets did the kids get for $10?
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Old 11-21-2013, 08:14 PM   #7234
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Good grief! How many packets did the kids get for $10?
The charge was NOT for the crackers but as a penalty for not following the requirements the school had for lunch.
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Old 11-21-2013, 08:23 PM   #7235
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Old 11-22-2013, 07:10 AM   #7236
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Do they also assess a penalty if the parent sends all of the required foods with the child, but the child doesn't eat it? Do they force feed the poor kid? You can lead a horse to water ...
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Old 11-22-2013, 08:03 AM   #7237
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Do they also assess a penalty if the parent sends all of the required foods with the child, but the child doesn't eat it? Do they force feed the poor kid? You can lead a horse to water ...
In Japan, primary school students are expected to eat what ever they are served. No bringing lunch from home. Everyone eats the same thing, including the teachers, and everyone finishes what's on their plate. Peer pressure insures cooperation.

A long lingering memory....A teacher tried to force me to eat 'Spanish Omelet' from the school cafeteria when I was about 9 or 10 years old. I refused. It was like a block of rubber and there was no way in hell that I was going to put that in my mouth. The teacher sent me to the Principal's office for being 'bad.' They called my mother and made her come to the school planning to tell her to make me behave. Before they could get a word in, my mother ripped right into them, telling them that if they EVER tried to force me to eat something that I didn't want to eat, she'd bring them up on Child Abuse charges! Then told them that they were wasting her time, wasting MY learning time, wasting time the teacher could have been in the classroom doing what a teacher was supposed to do, and to never bother either her or me about such trivia again! And they didn't! Ya just don't mess with Mother Stitch!


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Old 11-22-2013, 08:29 AM   #7238
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Gotta love a mom like that! At least she had the priorities straight.
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Old 11-22-2013, 08:35 AM   #7239
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Yes, but for every mom that actually has things straight you have nine others that either don't care or rely on the school systems to raise their children for them.

I've heard stories from school workers that feel so bad for some children they pack an extra sandwich or two for them on Friday afternoon just so they know the child will have something to eat over the weekend.
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Old 11-22-2013, 04:05 PM   #7240
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Old 11-23-2013, 02:38 PM   #7241
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Old 11-23-2013, 10:46 PM   #7242
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Old 11-25-2013, 06:58 AM   #7243
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Old 11-25-2013, 01:09 PM   #7244
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Old 11-25-2013, 03:48 PM   #7245
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