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School lunch program needs a close exam

Do you remember when teachers were held to a higher moral and ethical standard than the average person? When I taught at Harren High School in NYC, I rode a motorcycle to beat traffic and get to my second job in the afternoon. Plus, it was quick up to CCNY for night classes.

I was told it was detrimental to the professional image for me to ride one to school. So I parked it in a parking garage three blocks from the school. We had to wear slacks, white shirt, tie and a jacket. I was a shop teacher.

Now we accept teachers cheating on school tests, deceiving social programs, shoplifting and more. What type of example are they setting for the students? What is the community as a whole saying by allowing this to go on?

If a certain rumor is correct, you could go back 20 years and you would find the lunch program has been victimized by about every parent/school system employee. The word was that no one checked, so you could get by with it.

Apparently someone finally snitched and two got caught. I just wonder how true the rumor is and if the school system will really check it out.

WALT SPECHT

Leesburg

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PatrickY2K 2 years, 4 months ago

"The lunch program has been victimized by about every parent/school system employee"? What an irresponsibile thing to say. There are thousands of school system employees, and you are making a blanket statement based on a rumor? Or have you confirmed abuse of the system with enough employees to make this statement? Again, these are such irresponsible accusations.

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waltspecht 2 years, 4 months ago

Not making a blanket statement based on a rumor, simply documenting a rumor I overheard at the Grocery store from two retired teachers in line ahead of me. So what is irresponsible about it? Plus how well do you know what people will do when presented with an opportunity. The exact statement was everyone was doing it.

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Albanite 2 years, 4 months ago

I get so sick of teachers who claim to be unfairly accused. While the lunch program is probably being abused by many, the fact remains that over 64.5% of DCSS graduates do not have the most basic skills of reading, writing, simple math, and actual history. However almost all of them will tell you that Martin Luther King Jr. was a US President, that Malcolm X was a famous minister to the poor, and that Democrats are the saviors of schools and of the black community. WE NEED BETTER TEACHERS who actually know something besides "education."

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PatrickY2K 2 years, 4 months ago

You have asked all of the graduates if Martin Luther King Jr. was a US president and almost all of them said "yes"? Really? Or is this made-up fact just convenient for your argument? Please don't tell me what most of the teachers are doing, or how "almost all" of the students would answer a question, when you obviously do not have a clue. Don't tell me that most of the teachers are abusing the lunch system because one administrator has been accused of it (no teachers). The DCSS has many successful graduates who go straight to universities - they don't get their thinking that MLK was a president.

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