By Gary North
Drudge keeps running stories published by an obscure Oklahoma website. It keeps running photos on the healthful lunches offered to students, which the students refuse to eat. I can understand why they will not eat them.
There is an easy solution: mother can stay home, homeschool their children, and feed them whatever they think is best for their kids. They could take responsibility for their children’s education and nutrition.
This is a radical view, I understand. The vast majority of parents have trusted public school textbooks (subsidized) and public school lunches (subsidized) for generations. But now there is murmuring out there. These photos are impressive. Parents would not eat these lunches. They would not read the textbooks, either, but photos of textbooks do not create revulsion. Photos of these broccoli-based lunches do. “Would you eat this meal?” “Not a chance.” “Would you read this?” “No, but I had to as a kid, and now my kid does. It’s all part of growing up.”
Public schools are a bad idea. Subsidized lunches in public schools are bad ideas. Public school textbooks are bad ideas. But the lunches get more media time than the textbooks do.
Mothers can pack a lunch for their kids. They could send a message to Mrs. Obama this way. But this would take initiative. Hope springs eternal.
Symbolic protests are good, if they call attention to good causes. So, pack your child a lunch. Then serve it at home.
Every time a child is pulled out by parents, the state sends less money to the local school district. That is the only message that registers with school administrators.
They can safely ignore photos of school lunches.
Originally published at www.LewRockwell.com. For more articles by Dr. Gary North, please click here.
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