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Look who's suspended in food-police outrage
WND ^ | March 6, 2012 | Joe Kovacs

Posted on 03/06/2012 8:51:42 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

A North Carolina teacher has now been suspended indefinitely for her involvement in a food-police incident in which a preschooler’s lunch was “supplemented” with chicken nuggets, sparking national outrage last month.

The Carolina Journal reports parents of students in the pre-kindergarten program at West Hoke Elementary School in Raeford, N.C., received a letter from an assistant superintendent last week saying a substitute teacher would take over the preschool class until the “issue” is resolved. Ads by Google

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The Feb. 28 letter from Bob Barnes reads:

“As I am sure you are aware, we recently experienced an unfortunate situation where a failure to follow district policy resulted in the substitution of a Pre-K student’s lunch at West Hoke Elementary School. This letter is to inform you that Ms. Emma Thomas will be a substitute in [your child's] classroom until we can bring resolution to this issue. We are pleased that [your child] is enrolled in our Pre-K program and we are confident that Ms. Thomas will continue to provide [him or her] with a very positive educational experience.”

The Journal originally reported an inspector decided that a 4-year-old girl’s lunch – consisting of a turkey and cheese sandwich, banana, apple juice and potato chips – “did not meet USDA guidelines.”

The child was then provided with a full cafeteria tray, from which she reportedly ate three chicken nuggets.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: bigbrother; children; health; nannystate; nutrition; parents; schoollunch

1 posted on 03/06/2012 8:51:51 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: Eric Blair 2084; SheLion; Gabz; Hank Kerchief; 383rr; libertarian27; traviskicks; bamahead; CSM; ...

Nanny State PING!


2 posted on 03/06/2012 8:53:24 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Thanks for the ping!


3 posted on 03/06/2012 8:57:26 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Don’t ya’ love it!

(pretty fast and open about it too)


4 posted on 03/06/2012 8:57:59 PM PST by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
The poor teacher takes the fall for implementing M. Obama policies.
5 posted on 03/06/2012 9:05:02 PM PST by Uncle Slayton
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

This is soooooo stupid on so many levels. Why do the guidelines require liquid milk - why can’t the dairy be yogurt or cheese?

Why suspend the teacher, when it was the Agent Ellerbe that stated the lunch was in violation of DHHS standards?

Most importantly, why is the government dictating and enforcing so called nutrional standards that may not even be healthy for all students.

What if the student is Lactose intolerant? What if they have celiac disease?

If the government wishes to outline their Idea of nutrition, they are entitled to their opinion, but no way should they be dictating to the local district or the parents any thing to do with health and nutrition.


6 posted on 03/06/2012 9:11:42 PM PST by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Government involvement inevitably results in CHAOS! Where’s FLUKE?


7 posted on 03/06/2012 9:18:14 PM PST by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: greeneyes

Perhaps the teacher is taking the blame for the “immediate action” on the Federal goon’s pontification about the girl’s lunch. I guess they expected the teacher to do something more subtle like send a note to the girl’s parents tsk-tsking about the lunch without actually taking it away.


8 posted on 03/06/2012 9:37:23 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

What part of, this is the United States of America..... do these fools not understand???

Thank God my kids are grown... I would go crazy over this nonsense.


9 posted on 03/06/2012 10:20:43 PM PST by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Uncle Slayton

“The poor teacher takes the fall for implementing M. Obama policies.”

Today’s Political Science lesson: “Sh!t flows downhill.”


10 posted on 03/06/2012 11:53:51 PM PST by haroldeveryman
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

“Online Police Training”

What an ironic embedded ad at the story! You may have included it by accident, but I find it very funny.


11 posted on 03/07/2012 6:18:06 AM PST by CSM (Keeper of the "Dave Ramsey Fan" ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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