Skip to comments.CHEESED OFF [FUROR AS KLEIN SLICES KIDS' PIZZA FESTS](New York City Public School)
Posted on 03/16/2008 12:16:44 PM PDT by Mr_Moonlight
March 16, 2008 -- Joel Klein is a pizza-party pooper.
The schools chancellor's food police have put the kibosh on a 20-year-old "Pizza Day" tradition at a Queens elementary school, opening the door for a citywide ban, infuriating parents and upsetting kids.
"This borders on cruel," said Michael Teoduro, vice president of the PTA at PS 193 in Whitestone. "It's one thing that the kids really look forward to in school, and for no legitimate reason it's pulled out from under them."
Pizza Day took place once a month, when kids would eat 90 to 100 pies from local shop Pizza Chef instead of their regular lunch. Students needed a parental permission slip and paid $5 in advance for a slice and a container of fruit juice.
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Parents said they were first told that it was a nutrition issue, then that the fund-raiser violated a chancellor's regulation that bars for-sale food from competing against and replacing school-provided lunches.
(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...
"Pizza Day" is considered a God given right by all Nuu Yawkaa's, young and old alike! And now some bureaucrat wants to take it away?
Instead of teaching math and english, they’re teaching fascism.
What about looking forward to learning how to read, do arithmetic and so on?
Sounds like Mr. Klein is in training to run for Govenor of NY.
Of course it is. It's a policy implemented by a Lib
From the article:
"The school's 500 students pay for their school lunch monthly, so "they're still paying for their lunch on Pizza Day," and the parties happen during non-class time, so their education is unaffected"
We need a new word. These totalitarians are anything BUT "liberal."
Can’t be a nutrition issue. Nothing wrong with cheese, bread, & tomatoes. Sounds like a balanced meal to me!
$5 for a slice and a juice box?
Prices at Disneyworld are cheeper - and still the union throws a hissy fit?
Hey, if they can eat what NY’ers call pizza then let them.
Put the pizza DOWN...and STEP AWAY SLOWLY...you are under arrest you FAT SLOB!!
It's a PTA fundraiser ... the extra $$$ goes for the purchase of supplies and other school activities
HAHAHAHAHAAAA! It's coming to that!
Toss in a few Pepperoni or Sausage and it's completely balanced ... although my preference is a bunch of chopped Mushrooms ... YUM YUM :)
Don’t forget the high sodium anchovies! Then wash it down with tainted water. Good grief! AH! Mr Moonlight - as in Moonlight mushrooms from the “old” coal mines in Pennsylvania! I love you. No better mushrooms in the world.
Pizza was a thing the schools could provide. Teaching the kids to read, write and do arithmetic are things they can't...seriously.
EGADS! Anchovies? Anchovies = contaminiation! They contaminate the entire area of the pizza within their midst! If anyone orders an Anchovie pizza for delivery in addition to our regular order I will always request that it be delivered in a separate car, so as not to contaminate the other pizza's!
Truer words never spoken!
Joel Klein needs to get his ass kicked.
It’s a cardinal sin to keep a New Yorker from their pizza.
I think it’s in the NYC charter somewhere. :)
Leftist fascists want to control all aspects of life. We’ve let them become very successful at it. Phone calls to the nazis, anyone?
It is :) Same as jaywalking and street vendor dirty-water hot dogs ...
First they came for the Skittles, but I said nothing, because I didn’t eat Skittles ....
Then they came for the pizza, but I said nothing...
when will it end? And PIZZA and FRUIT JUICE-yecch, obviously soft drinks are already out of bounds. What next from the edu-fascists?
It's when they top Pizza with pineapple and/or brocolli is where I draw the line!!! /laughs
Wow that is a pretty stiff price for one slice of pizza.
LOL- Have to agree on the Anchovies! ( Might be grounds for divorce, even, if it came down to that!)
...And what about pineapple on yer pizza? Have your meal and dessert all in one! YUCK!
About those kids being deprived of their Pizza Day...very cruel and may cause emotional traumas these people are unprepared for!
This whole thing should be examined again...IMHO
I guess that’s where the PTA made their money- at eight slices a pie, that’s a $40.00 pie.
Of course, maybe they were more generous with their slices.
To his dying day, every time my late great father in law, a WWII navy vet, called for pizza he told the shop “cut it into six slices, because I can’t eat eight!”
See post #25
I see we agree on the pineapple pizza topping too!
Who would ever have thought of putting pineapple on pizza-the FIRST time!!
A most unlikely combination !!
Anchovies Onions? Anchovies Onions = contaminiation! They contaminate the entire area of the pizza within their midst! If anyone orders Anchovie onions on pizza for delivery in addition to our regular order I will always request that it be delivered in a separate car, so as not to contaminate the other pizzas!
Onions are, without doubt, the most horrid, disgusting, foul-tasting things on this planet!
Just to keep this on-topic...I just moved from NYC to America...and yes, it feels great to breathe air free from the stench of the fascist thug overlords of that hell-hole.
OK OK OK ... I hear ya. I'm not too keen on Onions either, although some of the red ones (grilled only) are fairly decent on an All-American cheeseburger .......
“All your children are belong to us!!!”
Only a liberal could think of someone "getting away" with a pizza party
Even Sesame Streel calls Pizza a healthy food. Lieberals run amok!
So why would I want children raising money for them?
The PTA doesn't support school choice at all. See: http://www.pta.org/ia_pta_positions_1117831177453.html
Perhaps a bunch of students could show their displeasure by bringing in lunch from home and boycotting the school lunches for a month
That's highway robbery.
Snort. I'll just bet it does.
Note to the parents: Trust but verify.
Onion - unlike Pineapple or Anchovies - is a perfectly acceptable addition to a pizza topping...but sparingly spread!
AHHH- there’s no way to have too much cheese!!
IOW, flavored high fructose corn syrup. What a racket.