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PUBLIC VIEWPOINT Seeking Clarity From Collins

Posted: October 26, 2013 at 2:10 a.m.

The Oct. 23 article “District Pleads Case” outlines concerns of the Fayetteville School District over potential loss of $1.2 million in National School Lunch Program money.

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Charlie has now transcended local politik and aspires to state-wide office, the non-essential, useless office
of Lt. Governor.

Posted by: cdawg

October 26, 2013 at 11:29 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

So what? People should feed their own kids. I know single mothers that go hungry but won't let their kids do it. I have more faith and confidence in them than any parent that expects someone else to step up to the plate when they are not willing to go to bat at all.

Posted by: jeffieboy

October 26, 2013 at 11:58 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

RE "any parent that expects someone else to step up to the plate when they are not willing to go to bat at all."
Ant their children should be made to suffer, because... well, because.

That'll teach 'em.

Posted by: AlphaCat

October 26, 2013 at 12:13 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

"Jeffieboy," we do not require kids to atone for the sins of their parents here in the United States. We want every child to succeed and be healthy regardless of what capabilities their parents might of might not have.

This funding helped students accomplished statistically verifiable gains physically and educationally. It was a good use of our tax dollars.

I am very interested in Mr. Collins reason for not being there and not leading the efforts to see these programs continue and succeed.

Posted by: Jim_Huffman

October 26, 2013 at 12:43 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

""Jeffieboy," we do not require kids to atone for the sins of their parents here in the United States. We want every child to succeed and be healthy regardless of what capabilities their parents might of might not have. "

And the problem is that "we" do not require parents to be responsible for their children but enable them not to be.

Treating symptoms instead of the core disease is neither effective or smart.

Posted by: jeffieboy

October 26, 2013 at 12:54 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

RE "Treating symptoms instead of the core disease is neither effective or smart."
Comparing the inability of some parents to feed their children adequately to a disease is neither effective nor smart.

Posted by: AlphaCat

October 26, 2013 at 1:41 p.m. ( | suggest removal )