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Parents Rally to Save Classroom Breakrasts
LA Times ^ | April 30, 2013 | Teresa Watanabe

Posted on 05/03/2013 4:42:46 PM PDT by Bon of Babble

Union officials representing school cafeteria workers led a noisy rally of parents Tuesday to save a Los Angeles Unified classroom breakfast program that feeds nearly 200,000 children but was in danger of being axed after sharp criticism by teachers.

Earlier this month, the teachers union posted a video and online poll findings showing that more than half of 729 respondents said the classroom breakfast program had increased pests, created messes and consumed an average of 30 minutes of instructional time per day. That lost time, the union said, amounted to eight school days.

He said United Teachers Los Angeles had complained that serving breakfast in the classroom, rather than before school in the cafeteria, took up too much instructional time and created messes.

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A noisy rally by parents who feel it's the schools job -- and not theirs -- to feed their children breakfast in the morning.

Imagine that.

1 posted on 05/03/2013 4:42:46 PM PDT by Bon of Babble
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To: Bon of Babble

What?
The schools serve breakfast 30 minutes before the first bell, how does that interrupt instruction time?
Oh, wait the teachers don’t care the kids maybe hungry, because they may be inconvenienced.


2 posted on 05/03/2013 4:46:50 PM PDT by svcw (If you are dead when your heart stops, why aren't you alive when it starts.)
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To: Bon of Babble

Our district have free breakfasts before school. It wasn’t to feed the poor starving widdle children but to hopefully gain an extra few points on state testing scores. The breakfasts are full of carbs which kids like (pancakes, donuts, toast and jelly, chocolate milk) but they MUST take a piece of fruit. Of course, the fruit ends up in the trash.


3 posted on 05/03/2013 4:49:59 PM PDT by bgill (The problem is...no one is watching the Watch List!)
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To: Bon of Babble

God forbid, the parents could feed the kids at home.

Where I live, the schools (taxpayers) provide breakfast and lunch even when school is not in session...like summer vacation. It’s an outrage.


4 posted on 05/03/2013 4:52:32 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: svcw
He said United Teachers Los Angeles had complained that serving breakfast in the classroom, rather than before school in the cafeteria, took up too much instructional time...
5 posted on 05/03/2013 4:53:34 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady
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To: Bon of Babble
Serving children breakfast in the classroom. Hell, you can't take donuts and coffee to a professional office without them making a 30 minute cleanup mess.

Count me out of that. You want to eat? Come to the dining hall in uniform during service hours.

/johnny

6 posted on 05/03/2013 4:56:58 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Bon of Babble

Cradle to grave, the marxist way. (gently sez: check yer title spelling)


7 posted on 05/03/2013 4:58:08 PM PDT by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: Bon of Babble

So the parents get to sleep in and let the school feed their kids.


8 posted on 05/03/2013 4:58:10 PM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: svcw

How about the parents feed their own children before they get to school.


9 posted on 05/03/2013 4:58:50 PM PDT by beandog (All Aboard the Choo Choo Train to Crazy Town)
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To: Bon of Babble

I thought Moochelle Obama said that it’s time to start starving these fat, little porkers.


10 posted on 05/03/2013 5:04:11 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (I got expelled from the "fundamental transformation" indoctrination center.)
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To: Bon of Babble
Classroom Breakrasts

"Breakrasts"? What the hell is that?

11 posted on 05/03/2013 5:07:25 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (This space for rent)
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I remember the good old days, when it was up to the family to provide for their children. Breakfast was at home. You could either bring lunch, or buy lunch at school, and those decisions were always made based on the menu calendar. Pizza day was ALWAYS buy lunch day.


12 posted on 05/03/2013 5:09:31 PM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: A_perfect_lady

I know what they said, and I am saying breakfast is served before school not during school.
They are union teachers, they are not truthful.


13 posted on 05/03/2013 5:11:09 PM PDT by svcw (If you are dead when your heart stops, why aren't you alive when it starts.)
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To: beandog

Agreed.
At my grandkids school, they can not bring home lunches, and if you receive “free’ lunches, you are also signed up for the ‘free breakfasts’, my guess parents just say eat at school.
It all sucks.......


14 posted on 05/03/2013 5:12:51 PM PDT by svcw (If you are dead when your heart stops, why aren't you alive when it starts.)
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“One mother, Janet Torrez, said her two sons prefer to eat at school rather than at home but that a previous before-school meal program didn’t work because the children chose to play instead.”

From the article.


15 posted on 05/03/2013 5:17:56 PM PDT by JoeDetweiler
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To: svcw

That is ridiculous too. I would not send my children to a school were they were required to eat a school lunch. I always packed their lunches and they ate breakfast at home.


16 posted on 05/03/2013 5:19:31 PM PDT by beandog (All Aboard the Choo Choo Train to Crazy Town)
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To: Hot Tabasco

“Breakrasts”? What the hell is that?”

Somewhere between breakfast and midrats?


17 posted on 05/03/2013 5:24:44 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: beandog

Where is all their welfare foodstamp money going? If those lazy losers don’t have to feed their spawn, deduct the cost of 20 breakfasts and 20 lunches from their WELFARE per month.


18 posted on 05/03/2013 5:26:14 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Bon of Babble

Sign at rally:” Learning Starts With Breakfast.”

!

How about-—responsibility starts with feeding your own kids? Besides, I assume most of these people are getting food stamps. What are they for?


19 posted on 05/03/2013 5:26:55 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ( (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization))
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

Not everyone of the families who receive free lunches are welfare or spawn or lazy......some people just need help for a few weeks.


20 posted on 05/03/2013 5:29:57 PM PDT by svcw (If you are dead when your heart stops, why aren't you alive when it starts.)
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To: CrazyIvan

Breakrasts - you know, Belgian Warrles, murrins, things like that.


21 posted on 05/03/2013 5:31:52 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Bon of Babble

The “parents” (aka breeders) are protesting because they have to roll off their doper boyfriend and throw some sh!t in a bag for the kid to eat at school. The breakfast provider (aka the carb caterer) is losing business and is mad as hell and threatens to cut the kickbacks to the school officials. The teachers (aka daytime babysitters) are angry because, without the carbs to lull them to sleep, the little brats are making noise and keeping them awake. The union (aka organized crime entity) is mad at everyone and has an urge just to beat the hell out of someone. But all things considered, pretty normal.


22 posted on 05/03/2013 6:25:30 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (You don't have to be stupid to become a Progressive, but it does speed up the process.)
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To: dynachrome

LOL, Yep, that’s what happens when I’m trying to get out the door in two seconds - - with barking dogs, hungry husband, thirsty garden, yapping dogs and impatient kids!!


23 posted on 05/03/2013 7:54:16 PM PDT by Bon of Babble (Handguns are a girl's best friend!!)
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To: svcw

I work in this district. The breakfasts are wheeled into the classrooms on carts and the kids eat at their desks.


24 posted on 05/03/2013 7:57:18 PM PDT by Bon of Babble (Handguns are a girl's best friend!!)
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To: Bon of Babble

They are rolled in before instruction starts, correct?


25 posted on 05/03/2013 8:04:54 PM PDT by svcw (If you are dead when your heart stops, why aren't you alive when it starts.)
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To: Bon of Babble

That sounds barbaric.


26 posted on 05/03/2013 8:11:32 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: svcw
No. During instruction at the beginning of the school day, not before school. I suppose the thinking is that the kids can eat while they learn.

United Teachers Los Angeles complaines that serving breakfast in the classroom, rather than before school in the cafeteria, took up too much instructional time and created messes.

From the original article:

The classroom breakfast program consumes an average of 30 minutes of instructional time per day. That lost time, the union said, amounted to eight school days.

Our rooms have been turned into eating areas.

27 posted on 05/03/2013 9:37:57 PM PDT by Bon of Babble (Handguns are a girl's best friend!!)
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To: Bon of Babble

There is nothing that comes from the LA school district teachers union that I beleive.
Maybe at your school its different.


28 posted on 05/03/2013 9:39:21 PM PDT by svcw (If you are dead when your heart stops, why aren't you alive when it starts.)
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To: svcw

It is NOT different at my school. Breakfasts are served at the beginning of the school day in the classrooms during instruction.

Do you think the LA Times, UTLA, Sleazy Deasy, superintendant of the LAUSD, or I, an employee of the LAUSD in an LAUSD classroom are making this up?

This is how it’s done in the LAUSD, not just at my school.

If you choose not to believe this, there is nothing more I can do.


29 posted on 05/03/2013 9:47:53 PM PDT by Bon of Babble (Handguns are a girl's best friend!!)
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To: Bon of Babble

At my grandkids schools all of them breakfast is served BEFORE school starts.
If your school is different so be it, I again say NOTHING the LA union school districts teachers say do I beleive.


30 posted on 05/03/2013 9:50:44 PM PDT by svcw (If you are dead when your heart stops, why aren't you alive when it starts.)
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To: svcw
You are quite wrong, this program brought the breakfasts right into the classroom after the school day had begun. Read the article: the parent herself said that the before-school breakfast didn't work because her kids used the time to play instead of eat.

But then, parents often lie too.

31 posted on 05/04/2013 7:16:13 AM PDT by A_perfect_lady
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To: A_perfect_lady

As I said before, I do not beleive anything that come from the LAUSD teachers union’s mouth’s.


32 posted on 05/04/2013 7:51:59 AM PDT by svcw (If you are dead when your heart stops, why aren't you alive when it starts.)
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To: svcw
Well, I don't blame you for hating teachers. In particular, I don't blame you for hating yours. They couldn't even teach you how to spell believe, much less admit when you are wrong. Face it, you didn't read the article and now you're trying to pretend that you did but simply believe it's all a lie.

See how the word LIE is in the word BELIEVE? See it there? be-LIE-ve. There. Now maybe you'll remember.

33 posted on 05/04/2013 2:42:39 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady
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To: A_perfect_lady

Not once did I say I hate teachers, I said I do not beleive anything that comes out of the mouths of the LAUSD teachers union.

Great defection though.

Wait......look over there a miss spelled word and a bunny.....awwhhh how cute.


34 posted on 05/04/2013 3:10:30 PM PDT by svcw (If you are dead when your heart stops, why aren't you alive when it starts.)
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To: svcw

See, even now you won’t correct it because you can’t back down. You’re one of those people who can’t admit when they’ve made a mistake. You need to read that article. It’s not the teachers claim, the parents are saying it too. And the newspapers. AND one of your fellow Freepers who said he works there.


35 posted on 05/04/2013 4:27:24 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady
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To: A_perfect_lady

Give it a rest.
I said I do not beleive anything that comes from the mouths of the LAUSD unions mouths, how hard is that for you to get, never mentioned parents.


36 posted on 05/04/2013 5:52:51 PM PDT by svcw (If you are dead when your heart stops, why aren't you alive when it starts.)
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To: svcw

Why should I give it a rest? I’m rather enjoying making you say over and over that this whole article is a lie, and refusing to spell “believe” correctly because you can’t admit when you’re wrong. This article states very clearly that the breakfasts were served IN THE CLASSROOM and that it is the parents who want it to continue. One parent said straight out that this is the only way her kid gets breakfast, and that if it were served BEFORE, in the cafeteria, they wouldn’t eat it. Then another Freeper (not me) also told you that he works in the district and he’s seen it. So it’s not just the union saying this. That you are pretending not to believe this program even exists simply to cover for the fact that you shot off at the mouth without reading the article is... frankly cracking me up. I like making you say it over and over. And you will. As long as I keep responding, you’ll keep digging yourself deeper and deeper, and some days I’m just in the mood to hand a fool a shovel.


37 posted on 05/04/2013 9:15:50 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady
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To: Bon of Babble

At one time this would have been unimaginable.

But....That is the Marxist plan: Gradualism! It part of the communist plot to slowly turn up the heat on the frog in the pot.


38 posted on 05/04/2013 9:30:15 PM PDT by wintertime
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To: dynachrome
The Marxist plan is to have government teachers in the hospital delivery rooms. The teachers snatch the baby from the mom and raise them in government “schools” that run 24/7 for 365 days a year until the child reaches age 27. Age 27 will be considered the new take off point for beginning of adolescence.
39 posted on 05/04/2013 9:33:46 PM PDT by wintertime
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To: svcw

Teachers union? Believe anything coming from that Marxist bunch?

Hey! I stand with you!


40 posted on 05/04/2013 9:34:41 PM PDT by wintertime
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To: A_perfect_lady

((sigh)) You must half a really boaring live.
I said I dunt beleav anythin that cums form the moths of the LAUSD teashers onion.
So her iz the shoval....dig awhey


41 posted on 05/04/2013 9:39:48 PM PDT by svcw (If you are dead when your heart stops, why aren't you alive when it starts.)
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To: Bon of Babble

**Breakrasts**

What’s that?


42 posted on 05/04/2013 9:41:33 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: svcw

You don’t have to believe the teachers union. They aren’t the ones saying it... which you’d know if you read the article.


43 posted on 05/04/2013 9:44:23 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady
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To: Bon of Babble

Make the leaches feed them at home!


44 posted on 05/04/2013 9:46:21 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: A_perfect_lady

Hey, parents...feed your children at your own expense.


45 posted on 05/04/2013 9:48:39 PM PDT by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: A_perfect_lady

oH know a bunny lookeee over ther


46 posted on 05/04/2013 9:49:39 PM PDT by svcw (If you are dead when your heart stops, why aren't you alive when it starts.)
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To: svcw
Oh lookee, a bunch of parents protesting the cancellation of a program that svcw knows can't possibly exist. If it's not happening at her grandkid's school, it's not happening!
47 posted on 05/05/2013 5:51:24 AM PDT by A_perfect_lady
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To: A_perfect_lady
Fail....but its ok. I actually went to the SEIU web site to find out about the breakfast during school. Well, lookie here.....they say breakfast is served fifteen minutes before instruction by mostly volunteers...hum? Kids come in, get breakfast, teacher does something fifteen minutes later clean up and instruction starts.... I could find no other states that serve breakfast during instruction. So now the question remains.....are the unions upset by the volunteers or are the teachers instructing when the kids are eating breakfast.....or is it that free breakfast will be served to ALL students because suuurrrprise surrrpirse they get money from the feds. So I will state one last time, I do not beleive anything that comes out of the mouths of the LAUSD teachers union. nada zipo nichts שום דבר Nimic nu pagh
48 posted on 05/05/2013 9:20:44 AM PDT by svcw (If you are dead when your heart stops, why aren't you alive when it starts.)
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To: A_perfect_lady
Fail....but its ok.

I actually went to the SEIU web site to find out about the breakfast during school.

Well, lookie here.....

they say breakfast is served fifteen minutes before instruction by mostly volunteers...hum?

Kids come in, get breakfast, teacher does something for fifteen minutes, clean up and instruction starts....

I could find no other states that serve breakfast during instruction.

So now the questions then can be asked.....

are the unions upset by the volunteers or are the teachers instructing when the kids are eating breakfast.....

or is it that free breakfast will be served to ALL students because suuurrrprise surrrpirse they get money from the feds.

So I will state one last time, I do not beleive anything that comes out of the mouths of the LAUSD teachers union.

nada

zipo

nichts

שום דבר

Nimic nu

pagh

49 posted on 05/05/2013 9:35:25 AM PDT by svcw (If you are dead when your heart stops, why aren't you alive when it starts.)
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Kids come in, get breakfast, teacher does something fifteen minutes later clean up and instruction starts....

What? "teacher does something?" That's what it said, "teacher does something?"

What on earth is the teacher doing in the cafeteria? The teacher is cleaning the cafeteria??

Oh, it's not IN the cafeteria? It's in the classroom? Like the article said?

50 posted on 05/05/2013 9:46:55 AM PDT by A_perfect_lady
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