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Government Says Parents Cannot Send Lunches With Children To School Anymore Unless They Have A Doctor’s Note

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egapele's picture

Why is this outrageous to anyone here

YOU and only YOU are responsible for your children's welfare.

Your children depend on YOU.

Putting your children's welfare in anyone's else's hands but your own lets them call the shots.

Dear Ms. -------

Little Johnny has attended his last class at Adolph Hitler elementary. Please pass my sentiments along to the Federal Programs Preschool that I would like them to kindly Fock off!

This is what I found.

The funding for Federal Programs Preschool is the result of grants (Head Start, VA Preschool Initiative, and Title I Four Year Old Program) braided to create one consistent program at all schools.

Preschool Breakfast, lunch and a snack are provided to those students participating in the preschool programs.

http://www.henrico.k12.va.us/instruction/Elementary/Preschoo...

I call BS too.

My wife is a preschool special Ed teacher in Richmond VA the origin of this note. She has never heard of such a thing - while meals are generally provided she is unaware of any restriction of bringing lunch from home and many kids frequently do. Another tell is the name of the "federal programs preschool" the only "federal" preschool program that we are aware is Headstart. Never heard it called anything else.

The only possibility I see for this being legit is that it was written by a particularly illiterate individual (not impossible given some of the school idiots around here) who was trying fraudulently to pad their numbers as Headstart programs can be run by private entities and get paid by the government for meals served.

Whatever the truth we need to be careful of these stories and not buy into them automatically. I don't want to be a victim of someone else's propaganda agenda.

Thetis

I would question the veracity

I would question the veracity of that note. No school head on the letter. It does not suggest whether they wish to offer or provide a lunch; or they are only there for half day and are required to be picked up; or the preschoolers can be home for lunch????

They must be profiting off of providing lunch.

They must be profiting off of providing lunch. Sounds like another business looking for a monopoly through government control.

It's something like this

Not all lunch programs profit, but higher participation percentages do better numbers. And if a lot of the kids have federally subsidized lunches, they are even more motivated to get high participation.

For a highly subsidized district, they've even started giving out free breakfast to everyone because the lesser cost of even tracking who's eating is a bonus on top of having 100% of the subsidized kids marked as "eating". The breakfasts are the grossest food you've never heard of. These kids are being conditioned to accept foods with bizarre ingredients and at levels of sugar that are bizarre, too.

Where it gets particularly shady is about who gets the contracts to provide the food.

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Freedom is: not having to do what you don't want to do.
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It's all about everyone being the SAME.

SAME food, SAME clothing, SAME shelter, SAME experiences... That's communism, as in Mao's Cultural Revolution. (I mean, except for the party leaders.) Inch by inch, this progressive thinking is encroaching on our liberties.

So now, in a PUBLIC school, you can only bring lunch from home - whether a Fluffernutter sandwich w/chocolate milk or a whole-grain pita pocket filled with tempeh, lettuce, & tomatoes w/organic carrot juice - IF a doctor writes a note verifying you have a MEDICAL CONDITION that warrants a special diet. What are they going to do if a child is caught carrying contraband carrots? Call the police?

Maybe. Here, a 5-year old was picked up from school and taken home by police for not wearing the SAME SHOES as everyone else (had to be black, and the mother's using a marker to color the only pair of shoes he had... had left some tell-tale streak of the color beneath). http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/01/18/cops-nab-five-yea...
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I had an acquaintance many years ago, who escaped from Cuba

With his father. He was telling me way back then that the public schools here were headed towards a communist system like the schools in Cuba. He had a hatred for Castro that was beyond extreme, he told stories of how the Cuban revolution destroyed families under communism. At the time I thought he was way off base, how could that happen here? Now I'm not so sure.

I think your friend was right.

I think your friend was right. But there might be one difference - at least as relates to this particular case. Here, it's about MONEY. School districts do have a choice in the matter. This involves the FEDERAL PRESCHOOL PROGRAM. It's funded by FEDERAL grants. And... FEDERAL money comes with strings attached. And so, while I did find it outrageous, and DO find it outrageous, it's a DEAL that was accepted by the district - a BRIBE.

Also, currently, school is only mandatory as of kindergarten (though the president and *many others* hope to change that). It would appear that this *preschool* program is voluntary. Basically, it's FREE DAYCARE. (I don't support any pre-school programs, or after-school programs, other than what are offered on a sliding scale based on income for parents using it.)

But, schools don't just accept federal money for pre-school programs. And so, through bribery, the federal (or state) government can get its policies in place in older grade levels, too. It's a sorry system.

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And most are private contractors

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If I disappear from a discussion please forgive me. My 24-7 business requires me to split mid-sentence to serve them. I am not ducking out, I will be back later to catch up.

Well of course...

the food distributors/contractors for the schoold boards have to make the money don't you know.

perhaps people should post who these contractors are and who has majority interests in them ....my guess would be teachers' unions would have a good interest in thems.

donvino

A little late

But there are no teachers unions in VA. Which is why although ranked near the top in performance they rank near the bottom in pay and benefits. Right there with Mississippi.

Thetis

Ha

Well this is weird. But at the same time it's not the reality for public school kids. I don't know what program this is, but it is definitely messed up. I'm a teacher at a plundering school and we allow kids to eat what they want. They just can't have salt anymore. Ha!

Unless you send them

with a lunch for EVERY student.

We don't want the other kids to feel "different"

AND we will be adhering to the new uniforms guidelines. Khaki pants, black shoes, blue helmets.

AND it is "Show and Tell" day this friday so please remind your kids to bring their surveillance recorders.

What I find truly disturbing

is that school lunches have managed to get worse from when I was a kid.

Well, if we're unable to homeschool our daughter my wife and I are adamant she is NOT going to eat a school lunch EVER. Those things should be labeled as cruel and unusual "nourishment". Ye gods who puts green beans in gelatin? Not to mention the SMELL. Man, I think I've made myself sick just thinking about it.

Oh, right, and pizza sauce is a vegitable. :)

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Read this:

The Underground History of American Education.
By John Taylor Gatto.
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Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling.
By John Taylor Gatto.
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Thanks for the reading suggestions!

The one I read a few years back is this:

The Leipzig Connection (Basics in Education) by Paolo Lioni [a shorty at 115 pages]

http://www.amazon.com/The-Leipzig-Connection-Basics-Educatio...

Education + behavioral psych + Rockefeller $$$ + elitist agenda = permanent underclass

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Read This Book....

Government Schools Are Bad for Your Kids: What You Need to Know

Send them the letter back saying no thank you.

I never ask for your permission to send my children's lunch.
So mind your own business or you will have a very large protest on your hands from parents.

the dangers of home lunching are legion

There is risk of extremism as the home lunched food reaches high levels of taste and nourishment. Furthermore, home lunched food is not properly socialized with other food, because it is in an isolating lunchbox, rather than in a giant cauldron with others of its kind.

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Adding to the comment below,

Adding to the comment below, the school will not accept a letter/excuse from the parents for an hour absence to visit the doctor, but a letter/excuse from the parent is all they need for a 2-week absence for a vacation.
Sorry for the confusing post below.

Almost as bad

In my childrens' schools, if you have to miss any school at all for a doctor's appointment, you need a doctor's excuse. But you can take your kids out of the same schools in the middle of the year for a two week family vacation - and you don't need anybody's excuse.

what is they are want your kid to eat that's in

the school food? Something to cause brain rot or submission to their rules?

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Pesticides, chemicals

They want kids to be eating poisons, glyphosate, lots & lots of oxalic acid, phytic acid, lectin toxins, tumor causing carcinogens, high glycemics, endocrine disrupters (including pitutary & thyroid).

And possibly more. Such as high fructose, glutens with damaged mitochondrial DNA etc. etc. etc.

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Why

did you block out her name?

Both the letter and the hand-written note on it

contain grammatical errors. Some school. Makes me want to vomit for other (obvious) reasons as well.

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