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  •  My Wife Too! (2+ / 0-)
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    elwior, Inameli

    My wife is also a Middle School Teacher with a class of students who need extra help.  These are not bad kids at all, they are just kids from generally poor to lower middle class families who need added support that they cannot get from their home life (e.g., kids from a single parent working 2 or more jobs).

    The only meal these kids get is the free school lunch.  But that comes 2/3s of the way through their school day, and as we all know, kids don't think too well on empty stomachs.  So everyday my wife begins her class with a wholesome breakfast which we pay for out of pocket (we are not rich, but we make it work).  She also allows other kids who are not in her class to breakfast.  These are kids who confidentially tell her their parents can't afford breakfast.

    The point is this shouldn't be this way in the richest country on earth.  A country that is increasingly concentrating its richness among a select few at the expense of everyone else.  And now here comes Romney-Ryan with a budget that not only would not reverse this trend, but accelerate it in the wrong direction!

    "Some men see things as they are and ask, 'Why?' I dream of things that never were and ask, 'Why not?"

    by Doctor Who on Thu Aug 16, 2012 at 09:05:54 AM PDT

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