School teaches kids how capitalism works in the real world. Now everyone is pissed off about it.

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    Re: School teaches kids how capitalism works in the real world. Now everyone is pissed off about it.

    File those kids away as "takers".

     
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    School forces 25 hungry students to throw away lunches when they couldn’t pay

     

    A group Massachusetts parents are outraged and at least one worker has been placed on administrative leave after about 25 students Robert J. Coelho Middle School in Attleboro were forced to throw away their lunches over concerns that they could not pay for the food.

    Parents said that some students cried and went home hungry.

    School officials told The Sun Chronicle that Whitson’s, the contractor responsible for providing lunches, made the decision to stop students from eating their lunch if there was not enough credit in the student’s pre-paid account or they were not able to provide cash for the meal.

    http://www.thesunchronicle.com/news/local_news/lunch-denied-to-some-attleboro-students/article_1baa66c8-9c85-11e2-a9a0-0019bb2963f4.html



    There is a much better way to handle this than to let kids go hungry. It wasn't the kids fault there wasn't enough money in the account....it's the parents fault. The company should have an "over-draft" fee in place when this happens. That way the kids still get to eat and the parents get whacked with a fee for not being responsible enough to keep enough money in the account.

     

     
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    Re: School teaches kids how capitalism works in the real world. Now everyone is pissed off about it.

    Maybe they could tie the kids' academic performance into their meals accounts and issue credits for good grades.

    That might wake some parents up to get involved and pay more attention to their kids....

     

    And how much money are we talking about here?  A few bucks at most?   That appears to be the price of the contractor's soul.

     

     

     
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    Re: School teaches kids how capitalism works in the real world. Now everyone is pissed off about it.

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    Maybe they could tie the kids' academic performance into their meals accounts and issue credits for good grades.

    That might wake some parents up to get involved and pay more attention to their kids....

     

    And how much money are we talking about here?  A few bucks at most?   That appears to be the price of the contractor's soul.

     

     

     




     

    Funny you mention that.

    I saw this the other day.

    I don't think it's exactly what your proposing but it was interesting nonetheless.

    Talk about putting pressure on Johnny and Janie, if they don't get good grades the whole family goes hungry.

     

    Tennessee legislators want to give poor children a hunger for knowledge. Or, failing that, just regular hunger.

    Bill tying student performance to welfare benefits advancing in Legislature.

    Legislation to cut welfare benefits of parents with children performing poorly in school has cleared committees of both the House and Senate after being revised to give the parents several ways to avoid the reductions.

    The bill is sponsored by Sen. Stacey Campfield, R-Knoxville, and Rep. Vance Dennis, R-Savannah. It calls for a 30 percent reduction in Temporary Assistance for Needy Families benefits to parents whose children are not making satisfactory progress in school.

    http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2013/mar/31/bill-tying-student-performance-to-welfare-in/



    How...compassionate....

     

     
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    Re: School teaches kids how capitalism works in the real world. Now everyone is pissed off about it.

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    Maybe they could tie the kids' academic performance into their meals accounts and issue credits for good grades.

    That might wake some parents up to get involved and pay more attention to their kids....

     

    And how much money are we talking about here?  A few bucks at most?   That appears to be the price of the contractor's soul.

     

     

     




     

    Funny you mention that.

    I saw this the other day.

    I don't think it's exactly what your proposing but it was interesting nonetheless.

    Talk about putting pressure on Johnny and Janie, if they don't get good grades the whole family goes hungry.

     

    Tennessee legislators want to give poor children a hunger for knowledge. Or, failing that, just regular hunger.

    Bill tying student performance to welfare benefits advancing in Legislature.

    Legislation to cut welfare benefits of parents with children performing poorly in school has cleared committees of both the House and Senate after being revised to give the parents several ways to avoid the reductions.

    The bill is sponsored by Sen. Stacey Campfield, R-Knoxville, and Rep. Vance Dennis, R-Savannah. It calls for a 30 percent reduction in Temporary Assistance for Needy Families benefits to parents whose children are not making satisfactory progress in school.

    http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2013/mar/31/bill-tying-student-performance-to-welfare-in/




    Simply unbelievable...  These are the most disadvantaged kids out there.  Let's make it more difficult for them...

     
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    Re: School teaches kids how capitalism works in the real world. Now everyone is pissed off about it.

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    Maybe they could tie the kids' academic performance into their meals accounts and issue credits for good grades.

    That might wake some parents up to get involved and pay more attention to their kids....

     

    And how much money are we talking about here?  A few bucks at most?   That appears to be the price of the contractor's soul.

     

     

     




     

    Funny you mention that.

    I saw this the other day.

    I don't think it's exactly what your proposing but it was interesting nonetheless.

    Talk about putting pressure on Johnny and Janie, if they don't get good grades the whole family goes hungry.

     

    Tennessee legislators want to give poor children a hunger for knowledge. Or, failing that, just regular hunger.

    Bill tying student performance to welfare benefits advancing in Legislature.

    Legislation to cut welfare benefits of parents with children performing poorly in school has cleared committees of both the House and Senate after being revised to give the parents several ways to avoid the reductions.

    The bill is sponsored by Sen. Stacey Campfield, R-Knoxville, and Rep. Vance Dennis, R-Savannah. It calls for a 30 percent reduction in Temporary Assistance for Needy Families benefits to parents whose children are not making satisfactory progress in school.

    http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2013/mar/31/bill-tying-student-performance-to-welfare-in/

     




    Simply unbelievable...  These are the most disadvantaged kids out there.  Let's make it more difficult for them...

     



    So paying 30% less to parents for welfare will result in their kids starving? Average of $60,000 in benefit programs available to the poor, and you think kids will starve?

    Parents shoud be compassionate to their kids, and make sure the kids do well in school and eat well,  before we worry about "compassion" to the parents with cell phones, big screen TVs and section 8 housing.

     
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    Re: School teaches kids how capitalism works in the real world. Now everyone is pissed off about it.

    I like how you guys equate capitalism with the stupid decision of probably one corporate suit. Excellent job, thanks for raising the level of discourse around here.

     

     
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    Maybe they could tie the kids' academic performance into their meals accounts and issue credits for good grades.

    That might wake some parents up to get involved and pay more attention to their kids....

     

    And how much money are we talking about here?  A few bucks at most?   That appears to be the price of the contractor's soul.

     

     

     




     

    Funny you mention that.

    I saw this the other day.

    I don't think it's exactly what your proposing but it was interesting nonetheless.

    Talk about putting pressure on Johnny and Janie, if they don't get good grades the whole family goes hungry.

     

    Tennessee legislators want to give poor children a hunger for knowledge. Or, failing that, just regular hunger.

    Bill tying student performance to welfare benefits advancing in Legislature.

    Legislation to cut welfare benefits of parents with children performing poorly in school has cleared committees of both the House and Senate after being revised to give the parents several ways to avoid the reductions.

    The bill is sponsored by Sen. Stacey Campfield, R-Knoxville, and Rep. Vance Dennis, R-Savannah. It calls for a 30 percent reduction in Temporary Assistance for Needy Families benefits to parents whose children are not making satisfactory progress in school.

    http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2013/mar/31/bill-tying-student-performance-to-welfare-in/

     




    Simply unbelievable...  These are the most disadvantaged kids out there.  Let's make it more difficult for them...

     

     



     

    So paying 30% less to parents for welfare will result in their kids starving? Average of $60,000 in benefit programs available to the poor, and you think kids will starve?

    Parents shoud be compassionate to their kids, and make sure the kids do well in school and eat well,  before we worry about "compassion" to the parents with cell phones, big screen TVs and section 8 housing.



    I never said anything about "starving" kids.  Your focus on cell phones and big screen t.v.s show you really want to talk nonsense ideological points and not the actual reality. You think it is so wonderful to be poor try it sometime.  I have actually worked with poor people, homeless people and it is not pretty.  The kids' of this population have had a very disjointed educational experience.  They are behind their peers and they often have learning disabilities.   They are going to struggle.  Punishing them (and their families)  for their struggles is simply reprehensible. They need all the educational support we can muster to get them out of the under class.  Instead you want to make it more difficult for them.  But you don't care about the actual reality.  You have no need for compassion.  You would rather talk your right wing nonsense talk and embrace social darwinism. 

     
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    Maybe they could tie the kids' academic performance into their meals accounts and issue credits for good grades.

    That might wake some parents up to get involved and pay more attention to their kids....

     

    And how much money are we talking about here?  A few bucks at most?   That appears to be the price of the contractor's soul.

     

     

     




     

    Funny you mention that.

    I saw this the other day.

    I don't think it's exactly what your proposing but it was interesting nonetheless.

    Talk about putting pressure on Johnny and Janie, if they don't get good grades the whole family goes hungry.

     

    Tennessee legislators want to give poor children a hunger for knowledge. Or, failing that, just regular hunger.

    Bill tying student performance to welfare benefits advancing in Legislature.

    Legislation to cut welfare benefits of parents with children performing poorly in school has cleared committees of both the House and Senate after being revised to give the parents several ways to avoid the reductions.

    The bill is sponsored by Sen. Stacey Campfield, R-Knoxville, and Rep. Vance Dennis, R-Savannah. It calls for a 30 percent reduction in Temporary Assistance for Needy Families benefits to parents whose children are not making satisfactory progress in school.

    http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2013/mar/31/bill-tying-student-performance-to-welfare-in/

     




    Simply unbelievable...  These are the most disadvantaged kids out there.  Let's make it more difficult for them...

     

     



     

    So paying 30% less to parents for welfare will result in their kids starving? Average of $60,000 in benefit programs available to the poor, and you think kids will starve?

    Parents shoud be compassionate to their kids, and make sure the kids do well in school and eat well,  before we worry about "compassion" to the parents with cell phones, big screen TVs and section 8 housing.

     



    I never said anything about "starving" kids.  Your focus on cell phones and big screen t.v.s show you really want to talk nonsense ideological points and not the actual reality. You think it is so wonderful to be poor try it sometime.  I have actually worked with poor people, homeless people and it is not pretty.  The kids' of this population have had a very disjointed educational experience.  They are behind their peers and they often have learning disabilities.   They are going to struggle.  Punishing them (and their families)  for their struggles is simply reprehensible. They need all the educational support we can muster to get them out of the under class.  Instead you want to make it more difficult for them.  But you don't care about the actual reality.  You have no need for compassion.  You would rather talk your right wing nonsense talk and embrace social Darwinism. 



    The 'actual reality' is that the government programs have created and fostered a dependency class, and liberal programs have demonstrably failed to incentivize people to get out of the under class. These programs make it more difficult to get out of the welfare trap.

    You would rather talk your left wing nonsense about compassion, which to lefties means more and more dependency and failed government programs...

    The real Social Darwinism is comfortable liberals with snouts firmly in the public sector, patronizing their 'client' poor...liberal bureacrats after all wouldnt have enough 'clients' if people were incentivized to get out of the hell of welfare.

     
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    Re: School teaches kids how capitalism works in the real world. Now everyone is pissed off about it.

    (M) And they call us the "takers." Thanks to @[347608595303240:274:Common Culture\: Life in the American Midwest] for sharing this with us.

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    Re: School teaches kids how capitalism works in the real world. Now everyone is pissed off about it.

    this is a lesson in charity and giving not capitalism.....

    by the way conservatives give more to charity than liberals..its a fact....

     
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    Keep privatizing public services and you can expect more of this.

     
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    Keep privatizing public services and you can expect more of this.

     

    But wait! There's more!

     

    http://bostonglobe.com/2013/04/05/food-service-company-vows-fire-workers-and-will-provide-free-lunch-and-barbecue-attleboro-students/uV751ZBjE6BaHvS8nND3NP/story.html

    ATTLEBORO — A New York-based food service company has fired several employees who refused to provide lunch for about 25 Coelho Middle School students this week because their prepaid accounts were too low in funds, creating a national stir, a company official said Friday.

    Whitsons School Nutrition said it investigated and found that four workers had violated the school district’s policies by not feeding the students. All of those employees were disciplined and some were fired, an official said.

     

    So, tell me Folano, what do you think would have happened if these people were unionized public servants? Hmmmm?

     

     

     
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    Re: School teaches kids how capitalism works in the real world. Now everyone is pissed off about it.

    The contractors working in the cafeteria should have been fired because they were clearly negligent.  The school policy notes that children will be fed even  if they lack the money in their account, but the school will send a notice to the parents notifying them that the child needs money.  Many parents reported that was not done. 

     
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    Keep privatizing public services and you can expect more of this.

     

     

    But wait! There's more!

     

    http://bostonglobe.com/2013/04/05/food-service-company-vows-fire-workers-and-will-provide-free-lunch-and-barbecue-attleboro-students/uV751ZBjE6BaHvS8nND3NP/story.html

    ATTLEBORO — A New York-based food service company has fired several employees who refused to provide lunch for about 25 Coelho Middle School students this week because their prepaid accounts were too low in funds, creating a national stir, a company official said Friday.

    Whitsons School Nutrition said it investigated and found that four workers had violated the school district’s policies by not feeding the students. All of those employees were disciplined and some were fired, an official said.

     

    So, tell me Folano, what do you think would have happened if these people were unionized public servants? Hmmmm?

     

     




    I dunno. Does it matter? You have to believe this order came down from middle management at least.

     
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    Re: School teaches kids how capitalism works in the real world. Now everyone is pissed off about it.

    LOL cried and went home hungry?

    If these kids are that hungry they should be in protective services!!

    My bet is with the over weight pandemic in the USA most of these kids were probably NOT starving or even "hungry" compared to most countries definition!!

    What a bunch of pvssy victims we have become!

     
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    (M) And they call us the "takers." Thanks to @[347608595303240:274:Common Culture\: Life in the American Midwest] for sharing this with us.

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    Rubbish.

    If you are so wonderful, why aren't YOU running the company?

    Yah, tell me again why people who do what anyone can do deserve special treatment.

     
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    Re: School teaches kids how capitalism works in the real world. Now everyone is pissed off about it.

    They would have put the childrens grandmas through the meat grinder and served "hamburger" the next day?

    No, silly boy. But I'm guessing that they wouldn't get fired, at least not immediately. Here's an example:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/06/16-new-york-teacher-accus_n_1409184.html

    Sixteen teachers accused of various forms of sexual misconduct are still teaching in New York City schools, according to a New York Education Department investigative report.


    Thank God for unions otherwise these poor educators would probably be on the streets.

     

     

     
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    LOL cried and went home hungry?

    If these kids are that hungry they should be in protective services!!

    My bet is with the over weight pandemic in the USA most of these kids were probably NOT starving or even "hungry" compared to most countries definition!!

    What a bunch of pvssy victims we have become!



    but you don't know what your talking about. Children, the latest in tvoters list of takers.

     
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    LOL cried and went home hungry?

    If these kids are that hungry they should be in protective services!!

    My bet is with the over weight pandemic in the USA most of these kids were probably NOT starving or even "hungry" compared to most countries definition!!

    What a bunch of pvssy victims we have become!

     



     

    but you don't know what your talking about. Children, the latest in tvoters list of takers.



    Children are takers, they are supposed to be.  That's why we have parents, who are makers.

    In the words of Phil Graham, when told by one of these liberal wack-job reporters that she cared more about his kids than he did:  " OK.  So, what are their names?"

     
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    LOL cried and went home hungry?

    If these kids are that hungry they should be in protective services!!

    My bet is with the over weight pandemic in the USA most of these kids were probably NOT starving or even "hungry" compared to most countries definition!!

    What a bunch of pvssy victims we have become!

     



     

    but you don't know what your talking about. Children, the latest in tvoters list of takers.

     



    Children are takers, they are supposed to be.  That's why we have parents, who are makers.

     

    In the words of Phil Graham, when told by one of these liberal wack-job reporters that she cared more about his kids than he did:  " OK.  So, what are their names?"




    skeeter I know you are off your rocker when you start using phil graham as a example of a caring person !!!!!!

     

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