Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Rules Made To Be Broken


The Chancellor has declared that candy should not be sold in schools. Schools must watch the sweet intake of our children and make sure they eat a healthy diet. Schools make lots of money from candy sales. Every organization in my school is selling candy now. Principal Suit must have signed off on the candy sales. The people that are running the sales are not like me, they are people that actually follow the rules and would never, in a zillion years break any of them.


Someone must have made an issue about the illegality of this candy sale. Suit is now coming down on the kids and telling them they cannot sell their candy in school. He is telling them to sell their candy to their relatives. How any kid can be expected to sell so many candy bars to their relatives is beyond me (and them), but that is what he is telling them. The kids have taken their candy out of the carry box it came in and are now carrying the candy around the school in shopping bags. He pretends not to see it, but it is there, out in the open, for anyone with a sweet tooth to purchase.


The important thing is that the kids have learned lots from this issue. They learned that by breaking regulations they can make money. They learned that there are certain rules are okay to break, that even a high ranking administrator, like a Principal, will break the rules when breaking them serves his interests. I guess it is good to be the boss and follow only the rules you like.

6 comments:

NYC Teaching Fellow said...

aint that some shit!!!

Frumteacher said...

Love the way you analyze the problem. Having too much sugar is a really big problem for students, not just weight-wise but also behaviour-wise. I wonder what schools can do to prevent them from buying and eating candy outside the school, but the least they could do is expell candy and candy-selling from the school premises.

Schoolgal said...

Our Parents Association makes big bucks on the annual candy sale. But it all comes back to the kids and teachers. They bring in a lot of programs and help offset the cost of the annual Broadway show. They even give a stipend to the teachers.

JUSTICE not "just us" said...

In my school we are so desperate for the the kids to bring in the lunch forms for the Title 1 $$
that the skunk of Principal authorized giving bags of candies to the kids 2nd and 3rd period.

Once they saw the candy I had to give it out and they still have not handed in their lunch forms which will eventually cost our school $1 million in funds. ohhh well.....

Pissed Off said...

Like I said, the admins follow the rules they like and ignore the ones that don't work for their benefit.

proofoflife said...

Great role model. Half of the kids wouldn't even know the principal in my school if they bumped into her! She has hide in office syndrome!