Imagine an adult bully trashing an innocent child’s lunch. Openly. In front of all the other children who looked on helplessly.
Really. No need to imagine.
When has this incredible abuse of children become condoned by the adults who are supposed to be in charge? Responsible adults? Elected officials and their paid appointees and employees? Since parents are now forced to protect their children from the abuse of high stakes testing, are parents now expected to protect their children from lunch stealing administrative bullies?
As incredible as it may seem, and in addition to the U.S. House of Representatives cutting food stamps for the children of America’s unemployed citizens, this happened.
In spite of the softened headline given by some news sources, these were not necessarily “poor” children. White children. Not poor. Humiliated and denied their normal lunches. A new FIRST, and nothing to brag about in our socially and racially prejudiced society.
From the Salt Lake Tribune: “Up to 40 kids at Uintah Elementary in Salt Lake City picked up their lunches Tuesday, then watched as the meals were taken and thrown away because of outstanding balances on their accounts — a move that shocked and angered parents.
“It was pretty traumatic and humiliating,” said Erica Lukes, whose 11-year-old daughter had her cafeteria lunch taken from her as she stood in line Tuesday at Uintah Elementary School, 1571 E. 1300 South.
If one child in one city suffered this abuse at the hands of one adult bully, the bully would be arrested and jailed. Why was a program such as this even considered to be acceptable?
Well, what the hell happened to at least the semblance of personal responsibility and just punishment?
Why can a group of tax paid public administrative bullies do this without jail time? Who put them up to this?
What the hell is going on?