27.5 days absent and 17 days tardy and we haven’t hit 100 days yet.

There’s a girl in the kindergarten class next door that has missed the above number of days.  I weigh over 200 lbs and am 6 foot 1 inch.  She weighs 200 lbs and is maybe 4 feet tall.  She can’t walk around school without losing her breath.  She’s missed so many days because of asthma and other  health issues.  Her mom is getting mad at the school and teacher because they are concerned about the impact of her poor attendance.  The Title One success advocate was out to visit the home and the mom didn’t like it.  They took her to the doctor the other day.  Her teacher asked her what the doctor said and her reply was, “He says I’m morbidly obese.” Like it’s no big deal.

Uh huh.

In her family she doesn’t stand out though,  the whole family could be on “Biggest Loser”  Meanwhile, we get no recess for the kids, (high stakes testing is too important for play) and PE twice a week (where if the weather is bad they watch cartoons on the stage in the MP room).  Lets not talk about the school lunch program.

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