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The nanny school district

Original post made by Tim Hunt, Castlewood, on Sep 12, 2012

Given that we live in one of our nation’s leading nanny states, is it any surprise that the Pleasanton school district has decided it is going to control the students’ diets by declaring meatless Mondays?

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Posted by liberalism is a disease
a resident of Birdland
on Sep 12, 2012 at 10:15 am

liberalism is a disease is a registered user.

All of the nanny state regulations are heralded by dem voting parents. They are not capable of raising their unaborted offspring on their own, so who better than the leftist controlled govt to run their lives and raise their kids for them. Where was Planned Parenthood for these dolts?
Looks like it's bag lunches from home on Mondays.......


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Posted by Daniel Bradford
a resident of Foothill High School
on Sep 12, 2012 at 4:54 pm

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Hunt wrote: "What’s needed is for parents to take responsibility for their children and for school districts to provide a balanced set of choices without political agenda. Perhaps, the district should have devoted as much attention to split reading and its impacts as it does to what goes into students’ stomachs."

1. Prove that "meatless Monday" has a "political agenda". You state this as if it's a fact, yet cite nothing to prove it. So...it's just your opinion.

2. "Perhaps, the district should have devoted as much attention to split reading and its impacts as it does to what goes into students’ stomachs."

You don't place a comma after "perhaps" at the beginning of a sentence. Try an adult literacy program at Las Positas for help with your grammar.

And PUSD has proven itself capable of multi-tasking (handling more than one job at once). FYI, reading instruction and student lunches are handled by separate departments. There is no reading instruction/lunch menu committee at PUSD, or anywhere else in the sane world.



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Posted by M.
a resident of Downtown
on Sep 12, 2012 at 5:00 pm

M. is a registered user.

Liberalism,

Is there any particular reason you express yourself in such a vitriolic hate filled way? Are you truly that hateful?


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Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Sep 12, 2012 at 5:57 pm

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"There is no reading instruction/lunch menu committee at PUSD, or anywhere else in the sane world." Okay, Daniel, I was with you until that last sentence. Are you certain no one is looking at nutrition and its impact on instruction? A teacher or student who miss, say, breakfast would be on the losing end of their day. Otherwise, schools wouldn't be providing free and reduced meals. Just saying.


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Posted by Daniel Bradford
a resident of Foothill High School
on Sep 12, 2012 at 10:56 pm

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Reading instruction and the lunch menu are two separate issues. Stating that PUSD should focus on reading instruction instead of lunches is just ridiculous. My point was/is that PUSD can focus on both.

I've noticed that Mr. Hunt has never let his lack of knowledge on any subject stop him from expressing his opinion. Hunt's "column" trespasses regularly into the realm of self-parody.

Everyone has the right to his or her *informed* opinion.


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Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Sep 13, 2012 at 5:41 am

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Daniel, I think the district needs to focus on communicating with parents better (and didn't they keep a position that, in part, is supposed to address public information?). There appear to be a few arbitrary decisions being made, or at least that is how it feels when you get last minute notices about changes like split reading and meatless Mondays. Both those decisions, but particularly split reading, had direct impacts on families.


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Posted by liberalism is a disease
a resident of Birdland
on Sep 13, 2012 at 1:48 pm

liberalism is a disease is a registered user.

Yes, M, I'm filled with hate, but it's acceptible now in Pleasanton as part of our diversity programs, feel good policies and all inclusiveness. At least I'm venting here, as opposed to attacking the embassy of other countries I disagree with.

Thanks for being 'tolerant'.


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Posted by M.
a resident of Downtown
on Sep 13, 2012 at 2:56 pm

M. is a registered user.

Thank you for your honesty. I will just take a moment to remind you that hate and anger aren't really good for you. Nor do they do anything to solve the problems we all face regardless of our political leanings, or theological beliefs. Honestly please try to relax a little bit before you damage yourself.

M.


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