Fortunately, we'll only have to put up with Mooch for another year or so.
A West Virginia school teacher recently escaped punishment after being caught rewarding her students for good behavior… with “wrapped candy.”
According to The Williamson Daily News, members of the Williamson PreK-8 administrative staff were upset that the unnamed teacher violated the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s “Smart Snacks in Schools” policy, which prohibits schools from serving tasty delicacies like hard candies, Oreos, gummy bears and soda during the school day.
That policy is one of several implemented to satisfy the requirements of First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” Initiative.
Simply amazing. In a particularly bizarre development, school district officials had considered subjecting the teacher to financial discipline - a fine - for daring to provide a candy reward to the precious little snowflakes. They decided against that, but the teacher will have to be re-indoctrinated:
After speaking with the district and the school principal, the WVDE ultimately decided against levying the fine, provided the teacher “develop a corrective action plan to include training on corrective nutrition policies.” According to the WVDE Office of Child Nutrition, food cannot be used as a reward or withheld as a punishment.
At this point, it's increasingly clear that subjuecting kids to public school is tantamount to child abuse.