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Teacher snacks

March 20, 2013

Dear editor: I am writing to request a public explanation from Youngsville High School concerning Student Council members being “asked” to supply the teachers’ lounge with juice, fruit, bagels, crea......

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writer10

Mar-20-13 2:24 AM

Just another case of schools feeling they are superior and can do what ever they wish.

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getalloftheinfobeforespeaking

Mar-20-13 5:51 AM

Did you ask the teacher supervising the SC or school admin? Something in your request does not add up, sounds like you are missing some information.

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vetsdottir

Mar-20-13 7:50 AM

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MTOMTO

Mar-20-13 10:42 AM

Cookie Gate?

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vetsdottir

Mar-20-13 11:52 AM

CHIPpaquiddick.

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MTOMTO

Mar-20-13 1:10 PM

Holy cannoli!

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KareyS

Mar-20-13 1:28 PM

Getall, my student challenged the policy and was admonished to appreciate her teachers.

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MTOMTO

Mar-20-13 2:12 PM

KareyS, I hope that you raised a little heck over that. It's one thing to appreciate, it's an entirely different thing to be forced to pay tribute.

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teacher

Mar-20-13 7:00 PM

That doesn't sound right, but wouldn't it have been better to ask someone in authority at the school? Maybe have Manza make a video of the teachers pigging out to Weird Al's "Just Eat It" and post it on Facebook.

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KareyS

Mar-20-13 7:27 PM

"...wouldn't it have been better to ask someone in authority at the school?"

That's a good question, I gave it quite a bit of thought before submitting this letter to the Editor. It will be embarrassing if I am wrong, yep, but I'd still prefer to be wrong.

Student Councils exists to give students an opportunity to learn about leadership and governing. It's constituency are students. But what this policy teaches, if in fact student council members are required to buy things, is a classic pay-to-play scheme, the antithesis to good governing.

It's an issue of ethics and if that isn't addressed publicly for all concerned, it'll just be ignored or mopped up. Rinse, repeat.

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warrenpausa

Mar-20-13 8:47 PM

GET ART STEWART ON THE PHONE STAT!

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Kelly14

Mar-21-13 1:26 AM

First I want to say that I do not condone students having to supply a teacher lounge with junk. However, lets remember the amount of money teachers spend out of their own pockets year after year. Many spend hundreds each year because of the districts "lack of funding." And there are many who make sure their students who are in need, have a winte jacket, decent shoes or clothes, etc. Not all, but many go so far as to do this. While I in no way condone a constant "stocking" of treats for the lounge, a little treat every once in awhile isn't much in return. After all, we do place our children in their hands everyday to teach them and expand their minds and also ensure their safety. And the "treats" should be healthy too! If our kids can't no longer bring cupcakes or cake to school for their birthdays for a class treat, the teachers should follow suit!

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MTOMTO

Mar-21-13 8:39 AM

"a classic pay-to-play scheme, the antithesis to good governing."

But it is more in line with the way our actual government works. I guess that they are learning how it works in the real world?

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ThinkMuch

Mar-21-13 1:33 PM

"I gave it quite a bit of thought before submitting this letter to the Editor. It will be embarrassing if I am wrong, yep, but I'd still prefer to be wrong." Here's the problem with your assertion - which seems so ridiculous it's hard to even fathom -- if you're wrong the damage isn't that "you'll be embarrassed," the damage is that you've spread an unfounded rumor to thousands of people. The "smear first, ask questions later" crowd that you're behaving like is what's wrong with this society. You could be bothered to get yourself worked up & write a letter, but not to pick up the phone & call the administration?I'm betting the snacks are really for the student council members at their mtg and the extras they don't take get left behind.

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ThinkMuch

Mar-21-13 1:34 PM

Also, what kind of person -- especially what kind of PARENT -- "prefers to be wrong????"

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saveourschools

Mar-22-13 9:32 AM

KareyS said her student tried to speak up about this issue. I would have went to the teacher advisor and the principal about this issue but unfortunately this district does not do much of anything right unless you make the issue public. But I hope all of the SC members are paying their club fees to participate because the fact remains that this district is pay to play for everything.

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KareyS

Mar-25-13 4:38 PM

Veritas, Nope.

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