Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Free Lunch

Question for you all: I've been told (usually by liberals) that there are people "out there" (usually said to be "those Republicans") who want to do away with the elementary school free lunch program because it's not effective or because it's demeaning. Anyone else heard this? Is it true? Could people really think it's ineffective or demeaning??? Am I listening to crazy people?

Last week of school... finally...

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have in fact heard this said by someone I know to be a Republican. Not that the saying and the being Republican are necessarily linked, but in this case, both are true. Of course, Republican and crazy are not mutually exclusive either. Personally, as a Socialist, I see nothing wrong with free lunches for economically disadvantaged kids. Especially when these kids would not otherwise be getting anything to eat. Children should not be starving in a civilized society. Or any society, for that matter. And your job is hard enough without dealing with hypoglycemia-induced tantrums.

Anonymous said...

I have in fact heard this said by someone I know to be a Republican. Not that the saying and the being Republican are necessarily linked, but in this case, both are true. Of course, Republican and crazy are not mutually exclusive either. Personally, as a Socialist, I see nothing wrong with free lunches for economically disadvantaged kids. Especially when these kids would not otherwise be getting anything to eat. Children should not be starving in a civilized society. Or any society, for that matter. And your job is hard enough without dealing with hypoglycemia-induced tantrums.