This blog welcomes readers who believe that No Child Left Behind and Race To The Top, and Every Student Succeeds Act are misguided educational reform policies that rely too heavily on standardized test scores that are too focused on punitive measures against local schools. This is also the diary of Jesse Turner's 2010/15 walks to Washington DC from Connecticut, and his occupation of the DOE in DC with United Opt Out, and his opposition to public school choice policies without equity.
Can we trust a U.S. DOE that approves of feeding our children Pink Slime?
Something is wrong with a DOE who approves of feeding our children Pink slime!
How much money are you willing to bet that no one's children at the United States Department of Education will be eating any Public School Pink Slime burgers, or tacos?
Something is telling me that Arne Duncan's children won't be eating that ammonia-treated meat. Something is very wrong with buying meat by products that were rejected by McDonald's, Taco Bell, and Burger King, and approving it for public school school lunches. The U. S. Department of Agriculture is purchasing 7 MILLION TONS for school lunches.
Where is the outcry from Secretary of Education Duncan?
Where is the outrage from a First Lady who wants to help end childhood obesity?
Where is the outrage from the American Medical Association?
Something is very wrong in a Washington DC that feeds our children this stuff.
Just what is this pink slime they are going to feed America's school children anyway? It is officially
known as "Lean Beef Trimmings," a product made from ground-up
combination of beef scraps, cow connective tissues and other beef trimmings
that are treated with ammonium hydroxide to kill pathogens like salmonella and
It gets all blended into regular meat products like ground beef and
This is the problem when we turn children into test scores. We dehumanized them. Our schools are for sale, and so are our children. The United States Department of Education under Race To The Top is working with private venture partners to capitalize on the 58 million children that go to public schools in America. There is a for sale sign on our public schools, our children, our parents, and our teachers.
It is time to occupy the DOE in DC. Please call the First Lady this surely can't be part of the plan to fight childhood obesity? Secretary Status quo Duncan the Walking Man is coming to occupy the DOE house of shame in DC this March 30, 31, and April 1 & 2.