Friday, October 5, 2012
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Albany’s school children certainly deserve better than a school board member that is “not guilty.” There is no argument regarding the fact that Mrs Riggins’ children did receive free or reduced-cost meals.
If the children’s free meals were not the result of a deliberate unlawful act, then the free meals were the result of carelessness, ignorance or a feeling of entitlement because of race.
No matter the reason, the results were the same. Mrs Riggins’ children did not deserve to be in the FRM program. Are we to believe that Mrs Riggins was unaware that her children were receiving free meals?
Whatever the cause, why did Mrs Riggins allow it to continue? She had to know it was a mistake, but made no effort to correct the situation. The entitlement mentality was stronger than honesty and fair play.
Pity our children with such guidance and example.