School Lunches and Tyranny

Lee A. Heilig
An odd combination of themes in the title, don't you think?  Yet, that is exactly what is at play at West Hoke Elementary School in the town of Raeford, North Carolina these days.  A disturbing article proffered by Matt Willoughby of the John W. Pope Civitas Institute has highlighted a school mandate in Hoke County which has been compared to a measure reminiscent of schools in Communist China.  The incident is centered upon the actions of a government inspector from the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale-Revised program at the FPG Child Development Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill -- and a four-year-old girl.  If the aforementioned government title seems unduly arcane, you are in good company. The recent events described by Willoughby give reason to shudder at the creeping authority we allow the State to educate and raise our children in exchange for two-income families, or increasingly, single-parent families.  This program...(Read Full Post)

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