Look, ground-truthing is always going to come from someone like me who has taught in a whole hell of a lot of schools, from Newport, OR, to Vancouver, WA, from Seattle to Spokane, El Paso to Austin. And many more. Taught in prisons, in military compounds, homeless shelters, halfway house, and, shoot, more places.
This attack on the 50 percent of Americans who need their lives heralded and supported by their hard work, the work that we do for the 2,400 billionaires in the world and those 36 million millionaires, all loaded because they are at the heart of exploiting and polluting.
We need more SNAP benefits for Americans, more TANF for families, more food programs in the PK12 schools — gardens, canning centers, kids learning how to smoke salmon or grow all those salad fixings. How to bake gluten free bread, and sour dough buns.
Instead, we see the duopoly of Demon-Can’ts, or Repube-crats, whatever you want to call for parties of donkey and elephant manure, killing their own people, and eating their children.
Farmers and food purveyors in the schools, man. Kids learning how to grow permaculture gardens, how to milk a pygmy goat, how to make goat feta cheese, and more. Youth need so much more to impregnate them with real tools to fight the oppression, stupidity of their elders and the tipping points coming down hard tied to global warming.
Instead, we have these white devils in their dervishes of insanity and narcissism destroying all communities.
It was Fyodor Dostoyevsky who said: “The degree of civilization in a society is revealed by entering its prisons.”
So, these idiots are at it again — not enough kids get good food in a day, let alone food period. I have written about the fries, pizza, full-fat chocolate milk, and ketchup diet we force onto youth. This is the latest in another white devil’s view of the world he doesn’t live in or come from —
Six states and the District of Columbia sued the Department of Agriculture on Wednesday, saying it weakened nutritional standards in school breakfasts and lunches when it relaxed the requirements affecting salt and refined grains last year. The lawsuit in Manhattan federal court asked a judge to overturn the changes, saying they were carried out in an arbitrary and capricious manner.
The government “significantly weakened” nutritional standards for sodium and whole grains, according to the lawsuit, without giving the public a chance to comment on them and in opposition to nutritional requirements for school meals set by Congress.
The states and D.C. said the standards should be based on recommendations of the U.S. government’s “Dietary Guidelines for Americans,” the National Academy of Sciences and scientific research regarding children’s nutrition.
The USDA school lunch program provides low-cost or free lunches and breakfasts in public schools and other institutions. Last year, it served an estimated 30 million children.
An email seeking comment was sent to the Justice Department.
New York Attorney General Letitia James led the multistate civil legal action, saying in a release that over a million children in New York depend daily on the meals.
“The Trump Administration has undermined key health benefits for our children – standards for salt and whole grains in school meals – with deliberate disregard for science, expert opinion, and the law,” she said.