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Yesterday the Kos featured a diary on a reduced-fee kid in a Texas middle school who had his breakfast thrown away because he lacked 30 cents to complete paying for his meal:

http://www.dailykos.com/...

Naturally, the school and the system are both defending the action as "policy." Here's a beautifully positive way to punch back at the hatefully callous actions of the school.

https://www.facebook.com/...

You can read the dozens of stories yourself. Many of them are being linked in comments left on BMS's formerly-moribund Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/...

although I'm beginning to wonder if that is the actual BMS FB page.

At any rate, a guy named Rob Duncan is organizing "The Thirty Cents Campaign," where he is asking everyone outraged by the heartless actions of the school to send a check for thirty cents to the school, earmarked for kids' lunches. It's a poke in the eye for the school, and a small contribution that will hopefully go to the children and not to the principal's office renovation fund. (That's why I don't advise sending a lot more, they are not legally bound to handle those donations in any particular way, and any group of assholes who would throw a child's breakfast in the trash would steal money contributed for them.) If you were to enclose a suitable message with your check, I imagine that would be perfectly acceptable. It's probably a good idea not to engage in profanity-laced tirades and definitely not a good idea to issue stupid threats and promises of retribution -- just don't do it.

Here's the school's URL:

http://schools.dickinsonisd.org/...

and its address as given on that page:

5651 FM 517 East
Dickinson, Texas 77539

Join the page if you so choose, and consider sending a thirty-cent check to those Dickensian bastards.

And as I said in my comment, double damn them for giving public schools a black eye they do not need in this age of persecution and defunding.

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