A Michigan mother decided to give students at her son’s high school a Mother’s Day gift of sorts.
Amanda Keown’s son says school officials took his lunch away because he owed less than $5 on his school account.
Dominic Gant said, “It was really embarrassing, especially in front of the whole lunch room.”
She says the school told her that students who owe don’t get lunch, no matter how much they are behind.
That’s when she decided to pay the accounts of every student in the school.
Keown said, “I realize I didn’t have to do that but I don’t want another kid going through what my son went through.”
The total to pay off all of the students’ outstanding balances ended up being just under $100.
A short time later, the principal of Dowagiac Union High School said Dominic should not have been sent home hungry.
"The total ended up being just under $100"
That’s important. For a lot of people it ain’t much holdin em back but it’s holdin em back all the same.
School lunches are so so so important and seriously fuck anyone that says otherwise.
For a lot of kids, this is their only form of nutrition and food because they don’t have enough to eat at home. Then you’d go ahead and embarrass them because they don’t have enough? Yeah not like food is necessary for proper development.
It’s not like hungry kids do poorly on tests and school work because they’re too focused on being hungry.
The American education system focuses on rules and regulating dress codes and punishing those who don’t adhere to the standard way of learning and humiliating students who don’t have enough money.
Do you know what happens to all the school lunches? All the leftovers? It’s thrown in the trash. Yeah. It can’t even be donated to the homeless shelter or handed out to kids because of rules. So it’s wasted.
Deny kids food and throw the excess in the trash. That’s the American way.
This pisses me off so much.
isn’t it upsetting that your future husband is literally alive right now but you just don’t know who he is he could be with a STUPID GIRLFRIENdG ET AWAY FRO YM HUSSBNAD
can I just live here