Thursday, July 11, 2013

7-11-13 Updates

Citing 'hungry, frustrated' kids, another school district drops First Lady’s lunch menu

If the goal of the federal school lunch overhaul is to improve outcomes for children, somebody should tell its chief cheerleader - First Lady Michelle Obama - that it's actually backfiring. Officials in New York’s Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake school district have become the latest to opt out of the National School Lunch Program, citing "hungry, frustrated children plus lost income."

"[Food service manager Nicky] Boehm and her staff worked hard to implement the new regulations, but there were just too many problems and too many foods that students did not like and would not purchase. Students complained of being hungry with these lunches and the district lost money. I’m confident we can do better on our own next year," assistant superintendent Chris Abdoo said. The lunch program lost about $100,000 for the school year, which is roughly the cost of one teaching position. [more...]

NEA convention delegates filmed dancing to a misogynistic rap song

At a kickoff event for yet another public relations campaign at its national convention last week, the National Education Association played "Wobble" by V.I.C., a lewd, sexually-oriented recording that includes the highly offensive racial word "nigga" and the rapper discussing the "tool in his pants." Called "Raise Your Hand," the event was billed as one that would assist with "empowering educators to lead." Watch the video to see all the geriatric education "leaders" dancing to a song that says, "when it’s over you ain't gon need ya vibrator." [more...]

Cost of complying with Michelle Obama's school lunch overhaul? $3.2 BILLION!

As schools continue to grapple with the school lunch menu overhaul pushed by First Lady Michelle Obama, some are realizing their headache isn't just from a lack of food. The program involves way too much green - and we’re not talking lettuce and brussel sprouts. We mean the estimated $3.2 billion schools will have to find to implement the new federal regulations. Many schools are also losing money due the unpopular Obama menu. [more...]

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