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No Breakfast For Kids Wearing ‘Wrong’ Shoes At Grade School
CBS ^ | May 9, 2011 4:56 PM | CBS 2 Dorothy Tucker

Posted on 05/10/2011 8:29:08 AM PDT by newzjunkey

CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago Public Schools is apologizing to a Chicago mother and her two young sons, ages 5 and 6, after they were denied breakfast because they came to schools wearing the wrong kind of shoes.

The Nicholson brothers only grab a quick snack before heading to class because they qualify for a full free breakfast at Adam Powell Grade School. It’s something they look forward to every day, and it hurt when they were recently turned away.

They were wearing black athletic shoes. The boys told their mom that the assistant principal, Angela Peagler wouldn’t let them eat because their shoes didn’t fit the school uniform, which calls for a regular black dress shoe...

Edwards says the boys have been wearing the shoes all year and administrators never complained...

The school’s dress code does not say the shoes have to be black dress shoes...

(Excerpt) Read more at chicago.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: breakfast; chicago; dresscode; shoes; unwrittenrules
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That's right, the written rules did not say what the assistant principal claimed they did.
1 posted on 05/10/2011 8:29:13 AM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: newzjunkey

Obviously, the government should be providing all children with regulation shoes as well as Michelle-approved food.


2 posted on 05/10/2011 8:31:26 AM PDT by La Lydia ("California: When the parasites outnumber the hosts, it's all over.")
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To: newzjunkey

Little kids have to put up with this kind of cr**.


3 posted on 05/10/2011 8:32:13 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: newzjunkey

What color is the AP and what color are the children? Just askin’...


4 posted on 05/10/2011 8:32:33 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: newzjunkey

Your tax dollars at work. We now feed kids three meals a day at school, yet their parents still get food stamps, WIC and govt. cheese. No wonder obesity is a problem. Someone tell Michelle.


5 posted on 05/10/2011 8:34:26 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Work hard and become a leader; be lazy and never succeed. (Proverbs 12:24))
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To: ilovesarah2012

Who is the Adam Powell the school is named for?

Is it Adam Clayton Powell?

Did they also apologize to the boys’ father? Why only the mother? Do these boys have a father? Is the mother part of the “baby mama” culture?


6 posted on 05/10/2011 8:34:34 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: newzjunkey
Adam Powell Elementary School.... Wouldn't be Adam Clayton Powell, would it?

Mike

7 posted on 05/10/2011 8:34:56 AM PDT by MichaelP (The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools ~HS)
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To: Sacajaweau

Adults have to put up with the same kind of crap.


8 posted on 05/10/2011 8:35:12 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: newzjunkey

Should have made mom get out of bed and bring in the right shoes


9 posted on 05/10/2011 8:35:45 AM PDT by Mr. K (this administration is WEARING OUT MY CAPSLOCK KEY~!! [Palin/Bachman 2012])
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To: newzjunkey

That’s the problem when power for basic essentials is handed to a government body. Eventually they will use it to control and compell behavior. It’s never been about what’s good for the children; but as usual, about control.


10 posted on 05/10/2011 8:36:20 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman ("...; because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee,... "Hosea 4:6)
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To: newzjunkey

Two kids miss breakfast one day over a minor misunderstanding and it makes the news.....Chicago must be a very small town.


11 posted on 05/10/2011 8:42:30 AM PDT by JoeDetweiler
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To: newzjunkey

Put a “gay” rainbow emblem on their shoes, and all will be well.


12 posted on 05/10/2011 8:42:38 AM PDT by fwdude (Prosser wins, Goonions lose.)
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To: newzjunkey
It’s something they look forward to every day

WELFARE! COME N GIT IT!

13 posted on 05/10/2011 8:43:21 AM PDT by relictele (Pax Quaeritur Bello)
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To: MichaelP

Yep, Bimini Prep...


14 posted on 05/10/2011 8:43:28 AM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: newzjunkey

the real outrage here is that the schools are responsible for feeding breakfast to the students.


15 posted on 05/10/2011 8:43:44 AM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: newzjunkey

Lies! Perpatrated by the man!


16 posted on 05/10/2011 8:44:10 AM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: newzjunkey
If you can feed 'em, don't breed 'em.

(What the hell do these kids do for breakfast in the summer...starve???)

17 posted on 05/10/2011 8:44:58 AM PDT by Niteranger68 (Jared Lee Loughner - Disciple of Michael Moore)
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To: newzjunkey
... the written rules did not say what the assistant principal claimed they did, leading one to believe the assistant principal can't read.
18 posted on 05/10/2011 8:46:00 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Obama's "Gutsy Decision": Who's gonna tell the fool that he ain't cool?)
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To: Outlaw Woman

“That’s the problem when power for basic essentials is handed to a government body. Eventually they will use it to control and compell behavior.”

To be fair, the “basic essential” in question is education, which not me but many consider a perfectly legitimate application of government power. They’d have the power to control shoewear with or without free breakfasts. At best that “basic essential” adds power for whatever few minutes they come early.


19 posted on 05/10/2011 8:49:43 AM PDT by Tublecane
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To: MichaelP; Dilbert San Diego

It is named for Adam Clayton Powell.


20 posted on 05/10/2011 8:51:59 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Stay focused: Debt, Deficits & Immigration.)
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To: paul51
the real outrage here is that the schools are responsible for feeding breakfast to the students.

The real outrage here is not that the schools are responsible for feeding breakfast to the students. It is not even that the students' parents are so entitled and arrogant that they become indignant if the free grub isn't served on precisely their terms. No, the real outrage is that the government and the media are so corrupt that the school apologized to the uppity deadbeats and the media treats this as some sort of victory for righteousness.

21 posted on 05/10/2011 8:53:33 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: Sacajaweau
Little kids have to put up with this kind of cr**.

I agree. These boys are 5 and 6 years old and they were told they are no good and can't have food because of shoes. Good chance they will grown up thinking they are no good based on everything irrelevant. Unbelievable. Good grief, the right or wrong of the government providing food in schools is a separate issue.

22 posted on 05/10/2011 8:53:38 AM PDT by LuvFreeRepublic (Support our military or leave. I will help you pack BO!)
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To: Niteranger68

“What the hell do these kids do for breakfast in the summer...starve???”

No, their parents’d be spending the money they’d otherwise be spending on whatever it is they spend money on. No doubt other needful things, like cancer medicine and rent.


23 posted on 05/10/2011 8:53:55 AM PDT by Tublecane
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To: newzjunkey
The Nicholson brothers only grab a quick snack before heading to class because they qualify for a full free breakfast at Adam Powell Grade School.

They have the time and money for a snack before they get their taxpayer funded freeloader breakfast? What a bunch of BS. Just give them and extra piece of toast in the morning and stop leaching off the hard working people of America, you lazy unfit mother.

24 posted on 05/10/2011 8:54:07 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

The kids are Holder’s people. I think the AP is too.


25 posted on 05/10/2011 8:54:39 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Stay focused: Debt, Deficits & Immigration.)
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To: Tublecane

I disagree. Education is not essential to live, food is.


26 posted on 05/10/2011 8:55:17 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman ("...; because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee,... "Hosea 4:6)
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To: newzjunkey

If parents don’t feed their kids, they should have their kids taken away from them.


27 posted on 05/10/2011 8:55:50 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Shemp was the Fourth Stooge of the Apocalypse.)
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To: Niteranger68

Oh no, there are summer programs in most places to feed the same children that qualify for the “free” breakfast and lunch programs at school. Years ago I took my kids to a park in town during the summer and a lady was serving meals, she insisted that my kids get a “free” lunch. I informed her that my children had already had lunch and I also explained to her that the “free” food she was handing out wasn’t free to the taxpayers. She didn’t understand what I was saying at all...she insisted that my children should get a “free” meal even if they tossed it in the trash because if she didn’t feed a certain number of “needy” children the funding would be cut. Liberal logic.


28 posted on 05/10/2011 8:55:55 AM PDT by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: Outlaw Woman

I saw this story as being about power and control too.


29 posted on 05/10/2011 8:56:54 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Stay focused: Debt, Deficits & Immigration.)
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To: LuvFreeRepublic

I disagree.

The lesson I see being taught here is that if you are angry and indignant and self-righteous enough then everyone will give you everything for free and the rules won’t apply to you.

Call it “The Barry and Michelle Story”.


30 posted on 05/10/2011 8:56:54 AM PDT by rogue yam
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Education is not essential to live, food is.

And parents should feed their own damn kids.

31 posted on 05/10/2011 8:57:17 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Shemp was the Fourth Stooge of the Apocalypse.)
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To: Niteranger68

Around here I believe they open up the schools in the summer to serve the breakfast and lunch. Wouldn’t want the parents to have to spend their food stamps on actually feeding the children. Cannot confirm on the summer, but just looked it up, and the Omaha Public Schools serves 19,000 “free” breakfasts daily.


32 posted on 05/10/2011 8:58:34 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: paul51
the real outrage here is that the schools are responsible for feeding breakfast to the students.

And that thy call it "free" breakfast. It ain't free. Somebody's paying for it (and I'm guessing these "somebodies" are responsible for feeding their own kids breakfast as well).

33 posted on 05/10/2011 8:58:40 AM PDT by Gena Bukin
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(What the hell do these kids do for breakfast in the summer...starve???)

Yeah, pretty much. Their "home" lives are pretty horrible.

34 posted on 05/10/2011 8:58:51 AM PDT by r9etb
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To: rogue yam
The lesson I see being taught here is that if you are angry and indignant and self-righteous enough then everyone will give you everything for free and the rules won’t apply to you.

In your haste you obviously missed the kids were complying with the written rules all along.

35 posted on 05/10/2011 8:59:51 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Stay focused: Debt, Deficits & Immigration.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

What color? Afro. The entitlement culture. Why are we feeding kids breakfast, lunch and dinner?. Yes, dinner. The CPS now feeds 3 squares a day to those future criminals.

In other unimportant news there were 14 reported shootings yesterday in Obamaville.


36 posted on 05/10/2011 9:00:24 AM PDT by ChiMark
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To: newzjunkey

When you depend on a government drone for your food, don’t be surprised when they take the food out of your mouths. These kids are nothing but volunteer slaves to those drones.


37 posted on 05/10/2011 9:02:00 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the "Dave Ramsey Fan" ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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And parents should feed their own damn kids.

Yeah, well, they don't. Which means that there are a lot of little kids like these who, through no fault of their own, are stuck in a place where they have to go to school to get a real meal.

What do you propose to do about them instead?

38 posted on 05/10/2011 9:02:00 AM PDT by r9etb
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To: Jeff Chandler

Absolutely. But what we want and what is are two different things. They used ‘food’ to control behavior in this situation. It backfired but it is a glimpse into the mindset of the marxist/liberal.


39 posted on 05/10/2011 9:03:14 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman ("...; because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee,... "Hosea 4:6)
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To: LuvFreeRepublic

“Good chance they will grown up thinking they are no good based on everything irrelevant”

Oh, come on. No one forms their view of themselves on the basis of not living up to one measely little rule. Self-confidence is not that fragile. Childrearing would be impossible if it were.

Following a nonsense rule or two may in fact be edifying, as it prepares you for life in a meaningless universe. Or at least apparently meaningless. If there’s a God and all that’s another matter.

You know what really grinds these kids into dust? Aside from their parents, popular culture, and their own brains, that is? Being forced to sit for six hours a day in government brain factories listening to morons recite bunk. That’s what deadens the soul. But, hey, that’s the price of free education.


40 posted on 05/10/2011 9:05:11 AM PDT by Tublecane
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What do you propose to do about them instead?

Feeding a child is a very basic part of parenthood. A parent who refuses to feed her child is being grossly negligent. Children should be taken away from grossly negligent parents.

The cost of feeding a child breakfast for a month is about the same as a carton of cigarettes, or a 12 pack of beer, to put it in relevant perspective.

41 posted on 05/10/2011 9:06:55 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Shemp was the Fourth Stooge of the Apocalypse.)
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To: La Lydia; newzjunkey
Young Pioneers must always be in the proper uniform, lest the administration feel the wrath of the Politburo...


42 posted on 05/10/2011 9:07:27 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Outlaw Woman

“Eventually they will use it to control and compell behavior.”

It used to be eventually, now it is immediate.

“It’s never been about what’s good for the children; but as usual, about control.”

Exactly. That is the reason that the liberals love government provided health care.


43 posted on 05/10/2011 9:07:46 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the "Dave Ramsey Fan" ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: r9etb

“What do you propose to do about them instead?”

You’ve fallen into the socialist trap. Now, I’m not saying we should stand athwart free breakfasts yelling “Stop!” due to the ominous implications. What I am saying is that your question assumes far, far too much, and once you seriously ask it, there’s no end to what you consign yourself. It’s the exact question, in other words, that led to Obamacare. (”What do you propose to do about the uninsured instead?”)


44 posted on 05/10/2011 9:08:42 AM PDT by Tublecane
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To: newzjunkey

Lots of frisky comments at the original source. Their grandma is chiming in. FWIW the two kids are black and I’ll bet the idiot principal is too

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2011/05/09/no-breakfast-for-kids-wearing-wrong-shoes-at-grade-school/


45 posted on 05/10/2011 9:10:17 AM PDT by dennisw (NZT - "works better if you're already smart")
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To: Niteranger68
"What the hell do these kids do for breakfast in the summer...starve???"

Most of them probably sleep in 'til lunchtime. Hangovers can be pretty rough on the pre-teen crowd.

46 posted on 05/10/2011 9:10:43 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: newzjunkey
In your haste you obviously missed the kids were complying with the written rules all along.

The gubmint giveth, and the gubmint taketh away.

47 posted on 05/10/2011 9:10:43 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Niteranger68

Around here they keep the cafeteria open year-round, and I doubt Chicago is any different.


48 posted on 05/10/2011 9:12:36 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Work hard and become a leader; be lazy and never succeed. (Proverbs 12:24))
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To: Joe 6-pack

“Young Pioneers must always be in the proper uniform, lest the administration feel the wrath of the Politburo”

I like a good joke too, but please. Uniforms do not communists make. I don’t believe in public education, but so long as I take it for granted I sincerely believe in uniforms. Or, at least, the prerogative to require uniforms. They’re not necessary, but they do fall within administrators’ purview.


49 posted on 05/10/2011 9:12:41 AM PDT by Tublecane
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In your haste you obviously missed the kids were complying with the written rules all along.

In your haste you overlooked the fact that you have no idea what the rules are and how those rules are intended to be conveyed to the students.

50 posted on 05/10/2011 9:13:27 AM PDT by rogue yam
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