Here we have a story from Idaho wherein a poor lunchroom worker’s job is hanging in the balance because she apparently gave a student a lunch.
POCATELLO, Idaho – Lunch lady Darlene Bowden could lose her job for giving away a free lunch to a hungry student, despite offering to pay for the $1.70 lunch out of her own pocket.
Bowden told the Idaho State Journal she was placed on unpaid “termination leave” by her supervisor at the Pocatello/Chubbuck School District 25 for giving away a lunch to a hungry 12-year-old at Irving Middle School who didn’t have money to cover the meal.
So we can assume that, if anyone’s going to get credit for giving away other people’s money, it’s not going to be a lowly lunchroom worker.
It’s a fascinating story really. If a student arrives at the checkout and doesn’t have enough money to pay, then the entire lunch is dumped into the trash, according to the article, and the child is “discreetly” given a milk and PBJ sandwich. I’m sure none of the other students in the institutional feeding hall have any clue what it means when a poor child sits down among his fellow students with his brown bag of government compassion.
So here we have the institution ready to spend tons of other people’s money to ensure boys who think they’re girls– or simply like looking at naked girls–can use the girls locker rooms and bathrooms. But a poor lunchroom worker is on the ropes because she gave away a buck-seventy lunch. As the article reveals, this lady is well known and well received in the schoolhouse, and that just won’t do. The god/state is to be praised for all magnanimity at the taxpayer’s expense , not the lowly.
The truth is that your eleven year old is mature enough to fix her own lunch, and even mature enough to fix the family’s lunch. Not only that, it’s educational for an 11 year old to prepare meals because when you homeschool, as I always say, school is never necessarily not in session.