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School District Bans Birthday Cupcakes
Because They Aren´t Fair

Daily Caller, by Eric Owens

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 8/8/2014 12:45:57 PM

An elementary school in the outer suburbs of Atlanta has outlawed birthday cupcakes, cookies and, in fact, all food from birthday parties over fears that some kids with food allergies could feel sad and left out. Officials at Brooks Elementary School in Newnan, Ga. announced the draconian new policy for the upcoming school year via a letter to parents, reports The Newnan Times-Herald. “When parents have brought in goodies for birthdays, oftentimes these children are not included in the snack because of dietary restrictions and have felt left out,” Julie Raschen, principal of Brooks Elementary, said, according to the Times-Herald.

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It breaks my heart to see that leftists are ruining this nation with insanity like this. Where is the major push back? It should have started the first time they did nonsense like this.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: WAN2, 8/8/2014 12:52:11 PM     (No. 9958109)

How about banning mirrors? Think of how bad the ugly feel...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: smcchk, 8/8/2014 12:53:53 PM     (No. 9958111)

Ban bikinis! Do you have any idea how it makes us overweight folks feel?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Jubilationtcornpone, 8/8/2014 12:54:35 PM     (No. 9958112)

I remember in grade school, I was classmates with a brother and sister who were Jehovah´s Witnesses. The could not celebrate birthdays or holidays, but the school did not make an issue out of it and let the rest of the class enjoy parties. Always felt sorry for those kids, but you would have had to pry my cupcake out of my cold, dead hands.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: janjan, 8/8/2014 12:58:26 PM     (No. 9958117)

Our schools are mainly run by leftist loons who subscribe to the theory that it is ´not fair´ for anyone to have anything that everyone doesn´t get. They are undeterred by the fact that real life doesn´t work like this and these kids are in for a rude awakening.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: richwill, 8/8/2014 1:05:31 PM     (No. 9958132)

I know I am quoting a famous radio personality, but liberals are miserable within themselves and hate people having fun. It is because of a mental disorder called liberalism.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: august9, 8/8/2014 1:07:20 PM     (No. 9958135)

Someone should tell the Mooch that her "let´s move" campaign is very unfair to all of the countries physically handicapped children!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: deepthinker, 8/8/2014 1:20:38 PM     (No. 9958152)

You mean even my Ma-Obama approved vegan kale and sprouts birthday muffins are forbidden????

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Reply 8 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 8/8/2014 1:22:35 PM     (No. 9958155)

They´ve missed the point. It´s not about feeling sad and left out, even if that is the perception. It´s about putting life-threatening substances in classrooms.

Handling a food item that someone is allergic to is like handling C-4 (C-4 that has only their name on it). It might not explode, but if it does, there´s going to a messy, painful problem. Perhaps death.

Is it okay if we distribute bubbles, tops, or other small toys to celebrate a birthday? They´re the same price. I know, I´ve done it when my grandkid celebrates his birthday at school, because he has severe milk and egg allergies.

So on one side of this we´ve got someone who could die from the birthday cake, on the other side we´ve got someone whining because they can´t have any (because someone could die)...who´s really whining?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Sheepfarmer, 8/8/2014 1:23:43 PM     (No. 9958158)

This is such a load. At my son´s school, several children have very severe peanut allergies, so all that means is that when you bring in food for parties or cupcakes for birthdays, make sure there are no peanuts. These things can be worked around with a little common sense.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Dante, 8/8/2014 1:34:45 PM     (No. 9958172)

If everyone is not equally happy, no one is allowed to be.

How ´progressive´.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: MeiDei, 8/8/2014 1:39:13 PM     (No. 9958183)

Really old school here - we never had parties in school, we were sent to learn not play. We had school clothes & changed into play clothes when we got home; so all this, along with trophies for just showing up, is alien to me. I also find it odd that husbands or boyfriends send flower arrangements to their ladies at work - (that too creates a left-out feeling for many) rather than keeping it personal at home. Is this a form of Exhibitionism - I don´t know.

Does it seem like we decry the lax education on one hand and yet contribute to making the classroom a party on the other? I´m not trying to put a damper on anything, just curious when all this became usual.


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Reply 12 - Posted by: Muncssister, 8/8/2014 1:40:43 PM     (No. 9958186)

My kids will have cupcakes. I will not be shamed by the yoga moms, the "I´ m far too educated to stay at home" moms and the crazy liberal moms who micromanage everyone else´s kids diets and lifestyles via the PTA and school board. They can go stick a cupcake where the sun don´t shine. How´s that for fair?

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Muncssister, 8/8/2014 1:52:23 PM     (No. 9958201)

One more thing. There use to be a time when children who had life threatening conditions (such as a severe peanut allergy) were taught from a young age how to care for themselves and avoid the danger. Now, all of the dangers are removed and they never truly learn. The world isn´t one giant peanut free bubble. If your child´s allergy is that severe then they don´t belong in a regular school until they can learn to not eat or touch something that will kill them.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: mackrand, 8/8/2014 2:06:29 PM     (No. 9958217)

#2, you go too far!!

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Reply 15 - Posted by: TXknitter, 8/8/2014 2:27:48 PM     (No. 9958239)

Yep, where IS the pushback? This hits the press but where is the protest? Where are parents sitting in this dingbat principal´s office lobby until she reverses it? If they aren´t willing to get creative/bold as a group, then don´t complain. This decision takes the (cup)cake!!!!

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Reply 16 - Posted by: TXknitter, 8/8/2014 2:29:22 PM     (No. 9958241)

...yeah -- just like #7 said!!!!

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Th-Gr-Sil-Majority, 8/8/2014 2:42:05 PM     (No. 9958253)

...guess I´ll be a contrarian here and ask, WHY are they even having birthday celebrations in school anyway? Wouldn´t a simple acknowledgement of a child´s special day to his classmates be sufficient and let the parties take place at home, away from school...

...we move the children through the system, many who aren´t reading and writing as it is. Let´s focus on what schools should be doing, many who are failing at that...

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Reply 18 - Posted by: JimS, 8/8/2014 2:47:37 PM     (No. 9958260)

Instead of those dangerous cupcakes, maybe the birthday kids can hand out free toy guns to their classmates? Or how about steak knives? Bibles?

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Reply 19 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 8/8/2014 2:56:57 PM     (No. 9958272)

A new tee shirt: I ATE CUPCAKES BEFORE SCHOOL

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Reply 20 - Posted by: gobushcheneygo, 8/8/2014 2:58:47 PM     (No. 9958274)

Where´s the pushback, parents?

How in the world did generations of American kids make it through school without all the liberal nannies?

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Moritz55, 8/8/2014 4:13:34 PM     (No. 9958341)

#9 has a very good point. I have two godchildren with food allergies so extreme that one sip of milk could kill them. Their mother has given up her job so that she can volunteer at school, not so much to keep watch as to alleviate some of the extra work the situation requires. It is a credit to the principal and teachers that they have found ways to work with the children that safeguard their health without penalizing the other children. It can be done, but it takes more than just laying down rules that are perceived as punitive or extreme.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: agrunt, 8/8/2014 4:32:29 PM     (No. 9958355)

Well this comes too late to help me. I always wanted the kids that ran faster than me to have to wear weights so I could keep up. /s

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Reply 23 - Posted by: crunchycon, 8/8/2014 4:46:08 PM     (No. 9958361)

I have one of those end-of-year birthdays, so I never had a classroom birthday celebration. Somehow I survived by enjoying everyone else´s goodies...

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Reply 24 - Posted by: avmermaid, 8/8/2014 10:51:58 PM     (No. 9958690)

I think the birthday celebrations began when just serving milk after morning recess wasn´t enough since it was felt students were coming to school hungry. So milk break became snack break. Because some students wouldn´t/couldn´t bring a snack, families were asked to send enough snacks for a whole class. Some teachers go so far as to print out a monthly snack calendar so families know when they are supposed to provide classroom snacks. Birthdays are typically snacktime celebrations.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 8/9/2014 12:19:11 AM     (No. 9958761)

There were 85 kids in my first grade class. We didn´t bring cupcakes; our birthday treat was something like one tootsie roll for each classmate.

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