Bake Sale Ban
The Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack assured everyone, in a Friday interview, that the bill does not mean that schools can’t have the occasional booster club bake sale or birthday parties with cupcakes. What the secretary did not mention is that power over these choices has been taken from us all. We now have permission from the government to hold a bake sale, but we’ve all seen how permission goes in school districts when federal funding comes into play. Competition for federal dollars inevitably leads to draconian measures and unreasonable policies so as not to give rise to anything that might interrupt or inhibit the flow of federal dollars.
Some of the government sanctioned foods I’ve seen at public schools lately would gag a horse. Can we expect a better job with more centralized control of lunch?
Department of Agriculture holds power to implement a bake sale ban