Do you remember those hot lunches from the school cafeteria? You know the ones that were cooked at school and served by the cafeteria lady. Wait you don't remember?
Then you're probably a millennial from a poor neighborhood.
Since the amount of money available to a public school is directly tied to the property value of the surrounding area. Poor neighborhoods have less in terms of healthy food and educational programs (Vandeer, 2004).
Ever since the privatization of education. School lunches became big business and who ever could provide the cheapest food got the bid(Boyles, 2004).
Notice it was the cheapest not the healthiest.
As an English teacher in Japan. I noticed that the school lunches are home made meals prepared by the teachers, in the school cafeteria. The meals have fresh fruits and vegetables.
When I compare this to the frozen pizza and tater tots served in Americas cafeterias, it made me feel ashamed.
It's because all the money is wasted on worthless bums like prisoners!
Remember prisons are no longer publicly run. They are private industries supported by our tax dollars(Hartman & Doty, 2015). So when you see prisoners getting better lunches than children.This means that the prison is getting better contracts for prisoners, than the public school system is getting for your kids.
Apparently we would rather feed them well, after they fucked up their lives, than before.
So before you start hating on poor people. Think about this...
There is a common misconception in equality discourse about the gap between the rich and the poor. If you are not making more than 6 figures you are only one lay off away from being on government assistance.
So why are you so upset about impoverished people getting help?
By the time you finished reading this article some billionaire just made what you make in a year.
But you'll defend trickle down economics.
Is it trickling enough for you to survive?
Social Gelo with Angelo
Angelo Ferrer ( M.S. Psychology)
Boyles, D. R. (Ed.). (2004). Schools or markets?: Commercialism, privatization, and school-business partnerships. Routledge.
Hartman, S. W., & Doty, R. L. (2015). THE PRIVATIZATION OF PUNISHMENT IN THE UNITED STATES. Routledge Handbook of Private Security Studies.
Vander Schee, C. (2004). The privatization of food services in schools: Undermining children’s health, social equity, and democratic education. Schools or markets, 1-30.