Thursday, September 13, 2012

And so it days

Now that many of our schools are not only responsible for teaching our kids but they are responsible for feeding them breakfast and lunch as well!  Excuse me, I mean we the taxpayer are now responsible for feeding programs.  When did that happen?   Are bagged lunches gone the way of the dinosaur?   This would be funny if it was not sad! 

A high-school sweets ban has kids in New Bedford, Mass. paying 50 cents a squeeze to enterprising classmates who smuggle plastic bottles of chocolate syrup into school.
A federal ban on flavored milk went into effect Aug. 1. To cope, students are buying squirts of chocolate syrup to flavor their lunchtime cartons of plain milk (low-fat or skim) at lunchtime. The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 bans flavored milk and several other treats in meals served under the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National School Lunch Program.
At Greater New Bedford Vocational-Technical High School, the ban has sparked a brisk business in chocolate syrup, the New Bedford Standard-Times reports. The federal rule is overlapped by a state law regulating school lunch nutrition, according to the Standard-Times.
"Of course they got rid of dessert, (but) flavored milk ... I don't understand why we can't have that," one student told the paper.

Yesterday the teachers in Boston "settled" on a new contract.  It should only be so good for private industry who for many have been lucky to take a cut in pay, not get a raise.

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