April 12, 2011


Fernando Dominguez cut the figure of a young revolutionary leader during a recent lunch period at his elementary school.

"Who thinks the lunch is not good enough?" the seventh-grader shouted to his lunch mates in Spanish and English.

Dozens of hands flew in the air and fellow students shouted along: "We should bring our own lunch! We should bring our own lunch! We should bring our own lunch!"

Fernando waved his hand over the crowd and asked a visiting reporter: "Do you see the situation?"

I saw this story on the TeeVeeNews this morning (without Master Dominguez, sadly) and could not believe my eyes. The morning anchor had the first libertarian thought of her young life and said after the clip "that will be controversial."

Stupid %^*@^* parents! Don't know what their kids should eat or what they should learn. Thanks NED the Chicago Public Schools are there to save these poor children.

Education Posted by John Kranz at April 12, 2011 10:32 AM

Any truth to the rumor that THX1138 was set in Chicago?

Posted by: johngalt at April 12, 2011 2:15 PM

Here is the best quote from the article:

But parent Miguel Medina said he thinks the "no home lunch policy" is a good one. "The school food is very healthy," he said, "and when they bring the food from home, there is no control over the food."

A parent (!) thinks that there is no control over the food that comes from the home. Is he essentially saying that he is too lazy to pack/inspect what his child is taking for lunch?

Posted by: HB at April 13, 2011 1:00 PM

Perhaps Miguelito trades Papa's delicious kale-and-quinoa-on-whole-grain sandwiches for a hot dog, Doritos® and pudding (presumably with a cash sweetener).

Mister Medina cannot control every student's lunch -- that's what we have teachers for!

Posted by: jk at April 13, 2011 1:40 PM

And, @jg, dunno about THX1138, but it struck me that a certain FLOTUS hailed from the Windy City.

Posted by: jk at April 13, 2011 1:42 PM

Life immitates art.

Posted by: johngalt at April 13, 2011 3:04 PM | What do you think? [5]