Education Issues Vol. 1

Posted on February 14, 2012 by

Are you a parent? A teacher?  
A concerned American?
Are you interested in what’s going on with our country’s schools?  
Please visit my articles on Yahoo!News and let me know what your thoughts are about selling junk food in schools and large class sizes in middle school!
“Junk Food Sales on Campus Are a Fat Idea”
Watching what we eat means more than just at the dinner table – today’s school kids are being tempted by junk food on campus in an effort to increase revenues.

“Large Class Sizes in Middle Schools Aren’t Worth the Gamble”
With astronomical budget cuts looming, districts are ballooning middle school class sizes and laying off teachers.  Is this what we want to gamble on?

Jennifer Wolfe

Jennifer Wolfe, a writer-teacher-mom, is dedicated to finding the extraordinary in the ordinary moments of life by thinking deeply, loving fiercely, and teaching audaciously. Jennifer is a Google Certified Educator, Hyperdoc fanatic, and a voracious reader. Read her stories on her blog, mamawolfe, and grab free copies of her teaching and parenting resources.

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Comments: 6

  • Jennifer Wolfe

    February 19, 2012

    Why thank you! I’m glad you enjoyed the articles-I sure enjoy writing them!

  • Caffeinated OC Mommy

    February 18, 2012

    I so enjoyed checking out your articles Darling! Good for you… actually, good for all those people who needs YOU to tell them what’s going on. I know you’re FABulous here, now I know you’re FABulous there too… xoxo

  • Michael Ann

    February 15, 2012

    Jennifer, this is a well-written article and I totally agree with your point of view. We parents work so hard to feed our kids nutritiously at home, but we know when they go to school or out about in the world with money in their pockets, they might make unhealthy choices. We can’t control their eating habits once they reach a certain age, but we would hope that at least at school, they are not shown temptation.

    • Jennifer Wolfe

      February 16, 2012

      Thanks! So many of us trust that our schools are safe places for our children, and I think that has to include what’s being sold in our cafeterias. We’re lucky in our community to have such a wonderful nutritional services department, but not every district does.

  • Jacqueline

    February 15, 2012

    I absolutely detest the sale of junk food in school. It sends the wrong message about nutrition and sets children up for a lifetime of bad habits and health issues. I also believe it inhibits the ability to focus and study causing insulin spikes and falls.
    As far as large class sizes, it’s really sad at the elementary level where children need the one on one of the teacher. In high school, those class sizes prep the kids for university where the class sizes will double or triple, but until then, class sizes should remain small.

    • Jennifer Wolfe

      February 15, 2012

      Hi Jacqueline,
      I completely agree. Put those two together – junk food and larges classes – and we teachers have our hands full!

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