Friday, January 31, 2014

Sorry, not sorry kids, there's no free lunch

There are some conservatives who would call this a teaching moment. One wonders what lesson they think they're teaching these children.
Up to 40 kids at Uintah Elementary in Salt Lake City picked up their lunches Tuesday, then watched as the meals were taken and thrown away because of outstanding balances on their accounts — a move that shocked and angered parents.

ason Olsen, a Salt Lake City District spokesman, said the district’s child-nutrition department became aware that Uintah had a large number of students who owed money for lunches. [...]

As a result, the child-nutrition manager visited the school and decided to withhold lunches to deal with the issue, he said.

But cafeteria workers weren’t able to see which children owed money until they had already received lunches, Olsen explained.

The workers then took those lunches from the students and threw them away, he said, because once food is served to one student it can’t be served to another.
The kids who had their lunches confiscated by the child-nutrition manager were handed an orange and told to go get a milk instead.

The school apologized on facebook. They're very sorry all those deadbeat parents, who may or may not have been properly notified, forcced the school to humilate the children in this manner.

This is not new. It's been happening all over the country for some time now. Apparently the new front of the true conservative's war on the poor is literally taking the food out of the mouths of children. They'll fight to the death to force poor women to bear thebabies but once they're born, they're on their own.

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