Tag Archives: school lunches

Republicans introduce bill to replace 1965 legislation that guarantees free and equitable public education for all with a national voucher program intended to kill public education as we know it

On January 23rd of this year, two weeks before billionaire turned anti-public education crusader Betsy DeVos was sworn in as Secretary of Education, Congressman Steve King of Iowa introduced HR 610, a bill which, if passed into law, would replace Lyndon Johnson’s landmark 1965 Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) with something that King and […]

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Occupy teach-in this Saturday afternoon at Woodruff’s…. Ideas for Ypsi’s occupation abound

[The following missive must have been slipped into my pocket this evening as I made my way down Michigan Avenue with my dog.] The State Capitol of Art and Activism by Occupy Ypsilanti What do GoldmanSachs, Jerry Sandusky, Michael Bloomberg, McDonald’s, Rick Snyder, The Gap, Nestle, Major League Baseball, and Mary Sue Coleman have in […]

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School lunches: processed, fried, and driving up corporate profits

Remember how, not too long ago, we were talking about British chef Jamie Oliver’s crusade to make America’s school lunches less toxic? Well, it would seem that, perhaps thanks to him, the press in this country is beginning to take the subject more seriously, looking into just why it is that our schools seem incapable […]

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Keeping kids healthy so that they can kill for us

Continuing our conversation on the childhood obesity epidemic, I wanted to pass along this article on how, on top of everything else, it might be a security threat. Here’s a clip from the Huffington Post: School lunches have been called many things, but a group of retired military officers is giving them a new label: […]

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