My daughter is 7 and in first grade. The public school she is in is a little "strict" on the lunch policy - there is NO talking, except for 5-10 minutes in the middle of lunch. The children must enter as a class and sit next to who they walked in by. The are to be quiet and eat for the first 10 minutes, talk for the middle 5-10 (IF the staff says it is okay), and then they need to be quiet the last 5-10 minutes as they line up in class lines to go out to recess. My daughter hates lunch, which has turned into hating school. She even got in trouble for humming in line one day and had to miss part of recess. I've talked to the teacher and principal, they say it is a disctrict wide policy. What do I do now?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 9:52 PM on Oct. 16, 2008 in School-Age Kids (5-8)
Answer by Anonymous at 9:53 PM on Oct. 16, 2008
I am no help here because I do not tolerate the public school system for various reasons. I home school my youngest who is 15yrs old and my oldest graduated from public schools this past year. They treat our children like cattle and it makes me nauseous. They can't think "outside" the box and see that there just might be a better way of doing something. If it's in the manual then it must be right. Very sad. I'm sorry your little one is having a rough time of it. Stay on top of her teachers.
Answer by Southerncharmes at 9:55 PM on Oct. 16, 2008
I meant to add that not ALL public school systems are this way. I don't want to lump everyone into one giant stink pile but the school systems I've dealt with where horrible.
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