Then yesterday I was perusing a website, eagnews.org, which discusses education issues, what's wrong with the process and what logical steps for quality change are needed and the picture shown herein made it clear what's wrong. It shows a typical school breakfast served in what was identified as the Lubbock Independent School District: three tater tots and a handful of bacon crumbles served on a tortilla shells at a local high school. Now I've always wondered why schools have been put in the business of serving breakfast in addition to lunch since that is clearly a parental responsibility, but that aside, how is a growing teenager going to be able to work and think at school on that.
It seems that the district was misidentified and that it was instead a neighboring district, yet pictures have been submitted showing similar serving trays. And the district in question reported that it was actually a mistake since the cafeteria worker had forgotten to add the dollop of eggs to the mix. Maybe they've hired illegals as cafeteria workers who can't read instructions in English. But even if it was a mistake, if the dollop was, as I would expect, a spoonful of eggs, that still isn't going to fuel a growing teenager. And, of course, the lunch offerings are no better.
So folks, it's time for a little civil disobedience in the cafeteria. Send your kids to school packin', a good bagged lunch that is instead of putting up with this nonsense. And if the school says they can't carry, record it, report it and refuse to comply. Better still if there is a problem, give them a large and filling breakfast to tide them over until school ends and have a wholesome snack ready for them when they walk in the door. Even better yet, consider either home schooling or, if the funds are available, put them in a private school where they might still learn something of value instead of government indoctrination.
If you think the government knows best, just look at that lunch. It should become obvious that it doesn't. After all, even our illustrious President won't send his kids to public schools. If they're not good enough for him, a supposed public servant, they shouldn't be good enough for you. And that, my friends, is my two cents worth for today.