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Old 04-24-2013, 08:48 AM  
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Asshat Republican Wants First Graders to Work for Food

Making Children -we're talking first grade to sixth grade- be forced to work to get a meal is the ultimate in "compassionate conservatism." JFC, is there no end to the idiocy?

http://www.wsaz.com/home/headlines/W...200267021.html

A West Virginia lawmaker floated the idea during floor debate in the state's House of Delegates of having school children work as janitors, the Associated Press reports.

The West Virginia House recently passed a school lunch bill on an overwhelmingly bipartisan basis, by a vote of 89-9, according to the Associated Press. The Feed to Achieve Act would establish nonprofits to solicit private donations to go toward providing every child with a breakfast and lunch at no cost.

But one Republican suggested that was a misguided notion.

"I think it would be a good idea if perhaps we had the kids work for their lunches: trash to be taken out, hallways to be swept, lawns to be mowed, make them earn it," Del. Ray Canterbury (R-Greenbrier) said during floor debate. "If they miss a lunch or they miss a meal they might not, in that class that afternoon, learn to add, they may not learn to diagram a sentence, but they'll learn a more important lesson."

Canterbury argued that providing students with free lunches would destroy their work ethic and show them "there's an easy way," the Charleston Gazette reported.

"I'm offended anybody in this body would dare say a child has to work for their meals," responded Del. Meshea Poore (D-Kanawha), according to the Gazette. "I can't believe someone would say a first-grader, a second-grader ... a fifth-grader has to labor before they eat. This isn't an entitlement bill."

According to a 2004 report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, children in West Virginia [PDF] were almost twice as likely to live in neighborhoods with a high poverty rate, compared to the national average. The group also ranks West Virginia 47th nationally for education, with 79 percent of eighth graders not proficient in math and 73 percent of fourth graders not proficient in reading.

A national survey in 2012 from Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry campaign found a majority of teachers report pupils coming to school hungry, which the group says makes it more difficult for students to concentrate.

Canterbury's suggestion was similar to a remark made by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich during a debate in the Republican presidential primary, when Gingrich suggested making poor students become janitors at their schools.

The Feed to Achieve Act now heads to the desk of West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, who is expected to sign it.
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Old 04-24-2013, 09:21 AM   #16
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What kind of idiot kid would work for food when Tamerlan Terrorist got free welfare, Iphone, Mercedes, and food?


The Dem's give out free stuff all the time for doing nothing. Republicans suck.
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Old 04-24-2013, 09:22 AM   #17
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Clearly this is a move to cut costs and allow the schools to impose a penalty on the children who refuse to put trash in trash containers or to help put books away. This could lead to parents asking kids to actually perform tasks at home and deprive them of simple pleasures they deserve.
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Old 04-24-2013, 09:22 AM   #18
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What kind of idiot kid would work for food when Tamerlan tTerrorist got free welfare, Iphone, Mercedes, and food? Look I understand teaching kids how to be responsible citizens who will one day pay their own freight (and Tamerlan's too). But this is a bit much.
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Old 04-24-2013, 09:23 AM   #19
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Clearly this is a move to cut costs and allow the schools to impose a penalty on the children who refuse to put trash in trash containers or to help put books away. This could lead to parents asking kids to actually perform tasks at home and deprive them of simple pleasures they deserve.
No. We can't have that. They are poor.
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Old 04-24-2013, 09:24 AM   #20
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About parents taking care of their children? Absolutely.
No, about making kids clean up their school so they can eat lunch because their parents don't work.

Are you following this thread, or are you making up your own scenarios? Can you sum up the proposal for me?
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Old 04-24-2013, 09:29 AM   #21
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you know the rich kids would get the easy jobs and probably bigger portions at lunch
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Old 04-24-2013, 09:32 AM   #22
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you know the rich kids would get the easy jobs and probably bigger portions at lunch
or they'd pay off the poor kids to do their jobs for them because the rich kids know they can just get more food later
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Old 04-24-2013, 09:32 AM   #23
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How in the world can they learn to function in Obama's America by doing a few chores for their lunches?
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Old 04-24-2013, 09:32 AM   #24
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Did the change the article in the link? I was wanting to send it to someone, but it seems to be a different article.
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Old 04-24-2013, 09:35 AM   #25
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you know the rich kids would get the easy jobs and probably bigger portions at lunch
A kid's "job" in school is to learn, not pick up trash after their students or wipe down the toilets. Many kids have a hard enough time with learning in school as it is. Taking away their lunch because they didn't wipe down the chalkboards or do some other manual labor would make afternoons even worse.

If kids are acting up in classes, have them go to detentions after or before school to do manual labor.

This Republican moron's proposal is a social engineering project designed on perverse incentives that is so divorced from decency and reality that only someone like you would think it's a good idea.
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Did the change the article in the link? I was wanting to send it to someone, but it seems to be a different article.
The kid who manages the website got stiffed on his dessert yesterday and is playing games.
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A kid's "job" in school is to learn, not pick up trash after their students or wipe down the toilets. Many kids have a hard enough time with learning in school as it is. Taking away their lunch because they didn't wipe down the chalkboards or do some other manual labor would make afternoons even worse.

If kids are acting up in classes, have them go to detentions after or before school to do manual labor.

This Republican moron's proposal is a social engineering project designed on perverse incentives that is so divorced from decency and reality that only someone like you would think it's a good idea.
Spoiled Brat Syndrome is on display.
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Spoiled Brat Syndrome is on display.
Getting school lunch without having to do manual labor isn't being a spoiled brat. It's fostering a better learning environment.
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Did the change the article in the link? I was wanting to send it to someone, but it seems to be a different article.
Sorry, my bad. I was reading this story from a couple of different sources and linked to the wrong page. Try this one:
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