myiW Current Conditions and Forecasts Community Forums Windsurfing Videos Buy and Sell Services
 
Hi guest · myAccount · Log in
 SearchSearch   ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   RegisterRegister 
Who is fighting regulation of mercury?
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8  Next
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    iWindsurf Community Forum Index -> Politics, Off-Topic, Opinions
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
pueno



Joined: 03 Mar 2007
Posts: 2667

PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

isobars wrote:

I KNEW it! You guys really aren't getting real news ... voluntarily!.

Yeah, somehow my cable company dropped Fox News. No more fair and balanced horse manure.

How unfair is that?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
keycocker



Joined: 10 Jul 2005
Posts: 3358

PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The principal was one of those far right idiots who apologizes never because he is never wrong.
He should be on leave so he can catch up on talk radio and campaign for Ricky.He needs it,this is going to cost Santorum a lot of votes.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
keycocker



Joined: 10 Jul 2005
Posts: 3358

PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wrote down "advocates of the nanny state" just now.
This is the most important group which doesn't exist right now. They are a large group of opinions with no actual human beings to hold them so they have been assigned at random.
I collect great expressions like the Job Creators who fired 13 million Americans.
Clean Skies initiative when Bush raised pollution levels.
I have a Mystic Pizza t shirt and my wife has a Buttermilk Biscuits sweatshirt.
These are ads for imaginary products.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
techno900



Joined: 28 Mar 2001
Posts: 1473

PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

keycocker,

Here is the real story:

Quote:
Civitas Institute:

A mother in Hoke County complains her daughter was forced to eat a school lunch because a government inspector determined her home-made lunch did not meet nutrition requirements. In fact, all of the students in the NC Pre-K program classroom at West Hoke Elementary School in Raeford had to accept a school lunch in addition to their lunches brought from home.

NC Pre-K (before this year known as More at Four) is a state-funded education program designed to ďenhance school readinessĒ for four year-olds.

The mother, who doesnít wish to be identified at this time, says she made her daughter a lunch that contained a turkey and cheese sandwich, a banana, apple juice and potato chips. A state inspector assessing the pre-K program at the school said the girl also needed a vegetable, so the inspector ordered a full school lunch tray for her. While the four-year-old was still allowed to eat her home lunch, the girl was forced to take a helping of chicken nuggets, milk, a fruit and a vegetable to supplement her sack lunch.

The mother says the girl was so intimidated by the inspection process that she was too scared to eat all of her homemade lunch. The girl ate only the chicken nuggets provided to her by the school, so she still didnít eat a vegetable.

The mother says her daughter doesnít like vegetables and Ė like most four year olds Ė will only eat them at home under close supervision.

In an interview with the Civitas Institute the mother said ďI canít put vegetables in her lunchbox. Iím not a millionaire and Iím not going to put something in there that my daughter doesnít eat and Iíve done gone round and round with the teacher about that and Iíve told her that. I put fruit in there every day because she is a fruit eater. Vegetables, let me take care of my business at home and at night and thatís when I see sheís eating vegetables. I either have to smash it or tell her if you donít eat your vegetables youíre going to go to bed.Ē

The mother added, ďItís just a headache to keep arguing and fighting. Iíve even wrote a note to her teachers and said do not give my daughter anything else unless it comes out of her lunchbox and they are still going against me and putting a milk in front of her every day.

ďFriday she came home and said ĎMom, they give me vegetable soup and a milk,íĒ said the mother.

ďSo I went to the cafeteria to make sure she had no fee and itís not being charged to her account yet,Ē she continued, Ē but what concerned me was that I got a letter from the principal and it says students who do not bring a healthy lunch will be offered the missing portions which may result in a fee from the cafeteria. So if I donít stay on top of her account on a weekly basis thereís that opportunity that charges could be put on her account and then if I let it go too far then itís like Iím going to have a big battle.Ē

The principal of West Hoke Elementary, Jackie Samuels, says none of the childrenís parents were asked to pay for the school food. While the parents may not have to pay, it was still an expense for the school to provide the extra food. A phone call to the Hoke County Schools Superintendent to inquire as to how much additional expense this would impose on the school was not returned.

The mother, who lives in Fayetteville, sent a statement to state Rep. G.L. Pridgen (R-Robeson) detailing her complaint. Pridgen says he was shocked to hear it. Pridgen has since learned this is a nationwide practice based on federal guidelines.

An assistant to Pridgen says the girlís grandmother was also upset and asked, ďThis isnít China, is it?Ē

The government inspector was from the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale-Revised program at the FPG Child Development Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The program gives schools a grade based on standards that include USDA meal guidelines enforced by the N.C. Division of Early Childhood Development.

The nutrition standards for pre-K lunch require milk, two servings of fruit or vegetable, bread or grains and a meat or meat alternative. The school didnít receive a high grade from the January assessment because the home-made lunches didnít meet those guidelines. The mother points out the only thing on that list her daughterís home lunch didnít have was milk, so she doesnít understand why the girl was given a complete school meal as a supplement.

The mother says her next step is to sit down with the principal and if nothing is done then she plans to go to the school board.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
swchandler



Joined: 08 Nov 1993
Posts: 5816

PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

techno900, thanks for posting the article above. It appears to provide a much more practical view of what's happened. From what I gleaned, the pre-school program is state sponsored and run based on USDA's recommended guidelines. I guess programs of this nature fall into what could be interpreted as a states rights arena. Arguably, states rights prerogatives are consistent with the current viewpoint of the Republican party, so I find it curious that such a situation rubs isobars the wrong way. Yet, his view of what happened is clearly far from the truth. But maybe that's because of where he gets his news.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
isobars



Joined: 12 Dec 1999
Posts: 14163

PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

techno900 wrote:
Here is the real story: <snip>


That must be an old story. Here are some updates:
The Mom was interviewed at length on Fox several days ago.
The kidís lunch met government guidelines (cheese and potato chips qualify as milk and vegetable).
Besides, if those potato chips and cheese were carefully chosen, they were a helluva lot less harmful than typical transfat-laden chicken nuggets ... $#!+ I have not eaten in well over 20 years.
The Mom was billed for the junk food the kid was fed before televisionís leading kidsí advocate raised hell about it on Cable TVís leading network and show.
The school claimed to have apologized to to the Mom. She denies that, saying it apologized only to the media.
BTW ... she came across as an informed, caring parent, not an activist or doofus.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
boggsman1



Joined: 24 Jun 2002
Posts: 3554
Location: at a computer

PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Potato Chip....Vegetable?? Doh!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
NickB



Joined: 30 Jun 2009
Posts: 498
Location: Alameda, CA

PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool, I just learned that an isolated incident where a kid gets two meals for lunch is the "real news".
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
coyotewindsurf



Joined: 03 Apr 2006
Posts: 1269
Location: SF Bay

PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

faux news + histrionic outburst = typical isopost
_________________
mo
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
coyotewindsurf



Joined: 03 Apr 2006
Posts: 1269
Location: SF Bay

PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

boggsman1 wrote:
Potato Chip....Vegetable?? Doh!

Perhaps you prefer ketchup Wink

_________________
mo
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    iWindsurf Community Forum Index -> Politics, Off-Topic, Opinions All times are GMT - 5 Hours
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8  Next
Page 6 of 8

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You cannot download files in this forum

myiW | Weather | Community | Membership | Support | Log in
like us on facebook
© Copyright 1999-2007 WeatherFlow, Inc Contact Us Ad Marketplace

Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group