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Saturday, May 8, 2010
Happy Mothers Day! (and stuff)
Happy Mothers Day to all you moms out there - I plan on enjoying my day :)
On a goofier note, a student at a school here in Texas, just up the freeway from us, was given a week's detention for having a Jolly Rancher candy.
School officials in western Fort Bend County are defending the seemingly harsh sentence. The school’s principal and superintendent said they were simply complying with a state law that limits junk food in schools.
According to the Texas Department of Agriculture’s website, “The Texas Public School Nutrition Policy (TPSNP) explicitly states that it does not restrict what foods or beverages parents may provide for their own children's consumption.”
Brazos Elementary Principal Jeanne Young, said the problem, in this instance, was that the candy was provided by another student – not the girl’s parents.
Is this silly or what? What happens if someone trades their balogna sandwich for one of those little bags of Fritos?
On another note, WHAT business is it of the government? It isn't. This is more progressivism, labeled as "good for you" legislation.