Posts Tagged ‘School’

…is what a California school will be paying for a $100 million loan.
Why is this state broke? Don’t ask me. Just listen to David Spady.

…and so does her school lunch BS.

This meddling buffoon  is a perfect example of liberal stupidity gone wild. Just look at the “it’s for the children” BS that she’s piled onto the schools. And they’ll point to this as a success, no doubt.

Who benefits? The SEIU and their left wing cronies. That’s who. The children get crappy lunches and we foot the bill.

Michelle Obama’s Unsavory School Lunch Flop

by Michelle Malkin

The road to gastric hell is paved with first lady Michelle Obama’s Nanny State intentions. Don’t take my word for it. School kids in Los Angeles have blown the whistle on the east wing chef-in-chief’s healthy lunch diktats. Get your Pepto Bismol ready. The taste of government waste is indigestion-inducing.

According to a weekend report by the Los Angeles Times, the city’s “trailblazing introduction of healthful school lunches has been a flop.” In response to the public hectoring and financial inducement of Mrs. Obama’s federally subsidized anti-obesity campaign, the district dropped chicken nuggets, corn dogs and flavored milk from the menu for “beef jambalaya, vegetable curry, pad Thai, lentil and brown rice cutlets, and quinoa and black-eyed pea salads.”

Sounds delectable in theory. But in practice, the initiative has been what L.A. Unified’s food services director Dennis Barrett plainly concludes is a “disaster.” While the Obama administration has showered the nation’s second-largest school district with nutrition awards, thousands of students voted with their upset tummies and abandoned the program. A forbidden-food black market — stoked not just by students, but also by teachers — is now thriving. Moreover, “(p)rincipals report massive waste, with unopened milk cartons and uneaten entrees being thrown away.”

via Michelle Malkin » Michelle Obama’s Unsavory School Lunch Flop.

Great article by Thomas Sowell over at

When amateurs outperform professionals, there is something wrong with that profession.

If ordinary people, with no medical training, could perform surgery in their kitchens with steak knives, and get results that were better than those of surgeons in hospital operating rooms, the whole medical profession would be discredited.

Yet it is common for ordinary parents, with no training in education, to homeschool their children and consistently produce better academic results than those of children educated by teachers with Master’s degrees and in schools spending upwards of $10,000 a year per student— which is to say, more than a million dollars to educate ten kids from K through 12.

Nevertheless, we continue to take seriously the pretensions of educators who fail to educate, but who put on airs of having “professional” expertise beyond the understanding of mere parents.


In related news from across the pond. Absolutely despicable. That is a prime example of socialism at its worst.

Authorities: Children may ‘visit’ parents
Youth Welfare Office relents with homeschooling family

Authorities in one of Germany’s regional Jugendamt, or Youth Welfare Offices, without explanation have relented and given five sisters permission to “visit” their parents, from whom they were taken by government officers earlier this year over the family’s homeschooling.

According to a report from the Home School Legal Defense Association, which has been involved in defending a number of homeschooling families under attack in Germany, authorities this week confirmed the Gorber sisters could return to their home to visit their parents “temporarily.”

The girls have been detained in “youth homes” for the last eight months with only minimal visitation with their family because of court concerns over the family’s homeschooling.

The HSLDA said the permission to visit their home extends “until the beginning of September,” but no word was available on what would be required of the family at that point.