Skip to comments.Parents Rally to Save Classroom Breakrasts
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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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.
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.
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.
Count me out of that. You want to eat? Come to the dining hall in uniform during service hours.
Cradle to grave, the marxist way. (gently sez: check yer title spelling)
So the parents get to sleep in and let the school feed their kids.
How about the parents feed their own children before they get to school.
I thought Moochelle Obama said that it’s time to start starving these fat, little porkers.
"Breakrasts"? What the hell is that?
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.
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.
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.......
“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.
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.
“Breakrasts”? What the hell is that?”
Somewhere between breakfast and midrats?
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.
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?
Not everyone of the families who receive free lunches are welfare or spawn or lazy......some people just need help for a few weeks.
Breakrasts - you know, Belgian Warrles, murrins, things like that.
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.
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!!
I work in this district. The breakfasts are wheeled into the classrooms on carts and the kids eat at their desks.
They are rolled in before instruction starts, correct?
That sounds barbaric.
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.
There is nothing that comes from the LA school district teachers union that I beleive.
Maybe at your school its different.
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.
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.
But then, parents often lie too.
As I said before, I do not beleive anything that come from the LAUSD teachers union’s mouth’s.
See how the word LIE is in the word BELIEVE? See it there? be-LIE-ve. There. Now maybe you'll remember.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Teachers union? Believe anything coming from that Marxist bunch?
Hey! I stand with you!
((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
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.
Make the leaches feed them at home!
Hey, parents...feed your children at your own expense.
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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.
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?