Jul 14 2008
We have a problem at our school with short lunch breaks, as well. I know. I go to lunch with my kids every quarter and I have been in there when they are only getting 10 minutes to eat. I watch as food gets wasted because they don’t have time to eat.
Have you heard about this story?
STUDENTS PUNISHED AFTER BUYING LUNCH WITH PENNIES: 29 N.J. EIGHTH-GRADERS GET 2 DAYS DETENTION AFTER FORKING OVER NEARLY 6,000 COINS: It’s plastered on their shirts and these eighth graders wear it proudly because on Thursday they pulled a prank at the Readington Middle School, paying for their lunches entirely in pennies. “At first it started out as a joke, then everyone else started saying we’re protesting against like how short our lunch is,” student Alyssa Concannon said. Several lunch ladies who had to do the counting didn’t think it was funny, even though some of the students put the coins in rolls. School officials say the ladies felt disrespected and other students didn’t get to eat lunch. Eighth grader Jenny Hunt said in hindsight, the prank may have been a bad idea. “Maybe we should have thought before we did it,” she said.
I saw this story and I laughed out loud – do I think they should have received detention? No. I think the ladies need to treat these kids with more respect and should have applauded these kids for making a valid point!
Stand up — and be counted (pun intended)!