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Old 04-06-2014, 10:21 PM
 
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I believe President Bush's daughters attended public school, graduating from my old HS.
Both Clinton and Obama sure push the public education, jacking with it all they could. All while their kids go to a private academy.
But he wasn't the president then....big difference. The kids go to private schools because they are better protected. Why in the world would you have a problem with that.
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Old 04-06-2014, 10:21 PM
 
Location: South Dakota
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No child, regardless of his or her parents' indiscretion, handicap, laziness, foolhardiness, etc., etc., should EVER go hungry. He or she should be given the opportunity to eat a healthy, satisfying meal 3 times a day, preferably provided or purchased by his or her parents. But if his or her parents cannot or will not, then it becomes society's responsibility to provide. Anything else is just BULLSH*T.
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Old 04-06-2014, 10:55 PM
 
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But he wasn't the president then....big difference. The kids go to private schools because they are better protected. Why in the world would you have a problem with that.
And truth is, Sidwell Friends is a very high-quality school, full stop. Why would Obama, or any other president with school-age kids, not send their children there?
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Old 04-06-2014, 11:02 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Every kid should bring their lunch. We don't need lunch on schools. That is an hour they can be learning. I am not saying let the poor starve, but the schools can give fruits out for the kids to eat in class. Fruit will is better than the crap they eat now. In fact, most of the kids throw their meals out. I say eat breakfast at home, fruits for lunch, and dinner at home.
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Old 04-06-2014, 11:17 PM
 
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We Are Hungry - YouTube
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Old 04-06-2014, 11:22 PM
 
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Why are kids hungry? Where are their parents. Why is the school to blame.
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Old 04-06-2014, 11:25 PM
 
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Michelle Obama v. We Are Hungry - New School Lunch v. Old School Lunch - YouTube
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Old 04-06-2014, 11:27 PM
 
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Students criticize Michelle Obama' school lunches - YouTube
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Old 04-07-2014, 04:50 AM
 
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I think the number of kids in public school who qualify for no or reduced cost lunch is about 25 million.

Many schools now also provide breakfast and early dinner because for whatever reason, many parents are not providing for their own kids.
Are their food stamp benefits reduced accordingly? Or are they double-dipping and scamming the taxpayers?
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Old 04-07-2014, 05:11 AM
 
Location: On the Chesapeake
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Are their food stamp benefits reduced accordingly? Or are they double-dipping and scamming the taxpayers?

Families on food stamps are automatically qualified for the FARM program at school. While not technically the same program they're connected. It's not considered double dipping but in addition to.
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