Individual responsibility, personal freedom, parental authority, students’ rights — all mean nothing when it comes to what the children at Little Village Academy on Chicago’s West Side can eat for lunch.
The Chicago Tribune reports that for the past six years, Little Village Academy on Chicago’s West Side has prohibited students from bringing their own lunches from home. To top it off, if their children do not qualify for free or reduced-price meals, the policy requires them to pay $2.25 a day for food they don’t necessarily like or even throw away — uneaten.
(Side thought: So, the school decides what is good for the students to eat; and this particular school has been doing it for SIX YEARS. Solid breaking news story.)
how about Rahm doing a demo?
We wish we’d had this in college: Geekosystem presents ten recipes you can make in your coffee pot.
There are reportedly 280,000 of these things that got printed off between Monday (when an appeals court said Rahm Emanuel wasn’t eligible to run for Chicago mayor) and Tuesday (when the Illinois Supreme court stepped in), lacking Rahm Emanuel’s presidentially-boosted name, and now they’re going to have to find something to do with them. Our suggestion? Turn them into mulch for Rahm to bury his opponents’ electoral chances in. Oh yeah, why did these idiots start printing out these ballots on the day of the decision to appeal? Everyone with a brain could tell this case was going to go to the Illinois Supreme Court. A huge waste of taxpayer money. source
Great to see it as it happens and will be taking notes (maybe trading notes) for Chicago. The idea to have a repository for sending “issue” photos to sounds extremely useful. Another thought is to have some kind of exchange for people who are un/underemployed to throw around business ideas. Maybe business savvy “volunteers” and loan officers could stand by to facilitate worthy ideas into action. After all the more people who are productive with some kind of ownership, the better the local economy will be. via (alternrg)
Filed away in case any encounters happen with Chicago politicos in the not so distant future.