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ATTENTION PARENTS: Is THIS How Your Local Taxes Are Being Spent?

 
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ATTENTION PARENTS: Is THIS How Your Local Taxes Are Being Spent?
What EVER made me think reading, writing, and arithmetic were necessary to a fundamental education? With more support and encouragement in their social development, perhaps my children would be much better off as retail consultants or waitstaff rather than the scientists and engineers every OTHER country is producing. Locally, we spend $15,000.00/elementary student in the public schools. Reading, writing, and arithmetic are extra.

And THIS at LUNCH TIME? Perhaps it's as much of a support group for the kids choking down Michelle's menu as it light indoctrination conversation.


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Just what is Mix It Up at Lunch Day?

A national campaign launched by Teaching Tolerance a decade ago, Mix It Up at Lunch Day encourages students to identify, question and cross social boundaries.

In our surveys, students have identified the cafeteria as the place where divisions are most clearly drawn. So on one day – October 30 this school year – we ask students to move out of their comfort zones and connect with someone new over lunch. It’s a simple act with profound implications. Studies have shown that interactions across group lines can help reduce prejudice. When students interact with those who are different from them, biases and misperceptions can fall away.

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Mix It Up offers an array of free online resources designed to help school groups and classroom teachers explore the issue of social boundaries. These activities can be used as ice-breakers during the planning process, to get the group geared up for the event; or they can be used as classroom activities by teacher allies seeking to support the Mix It Up effort.

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The Southern Poverty Law Center – Teaching Tolerance
The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is a nonprofit civil rights organization dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry. Founded in 1971, SPLC is known for investigating and exposing hate group activities throughout the world. They focus on widespread issues of social injustice including children at risk, hate and extremism, immigrant justice, and LGBT rights. But they go a step beyond fighting hate and seeking justice for the vulnerable. The SPLC conducts one of the nation’s leading programs for teaching tolerance.

More Mix It Up Days Ahead
By now, you’re well under way to having a great Mix It Up at Lunch Day. It’s a good time to starting thinking about what happens beyond the Oct. 30.

Getting Publicity for Mix It Up
When it comes to publicizing your Mix It Up at Lunch campaign, think a little bit old school, a little bit new school—and then start thinking beyond the school.

Mapmaking and Boundary Crossing for Mix It Up
Some students—and others—may ask, “Why do we need Mix It Up at Lunch Day?” A good way to lead them to their own answers is to carry out group or classroom activities designed to explore issues of social boundaries.

Practice Your Mix It Up “Elevator Speech”
So people are starting to ask you, “What’s this Mix It Up at Lunch thing? What is it you’re planning?” This is a time when you definitely need your “elevator speech” ready.
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Re: ATTENTION PARENTS: Is THIS How Your Local Taxes Are Being Spent?
Participating schools nationwide:

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10/08/2012 06:07 PM

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Re: ATTENTION PARENTS: Is THIS How Your Local Taxes Are Being Spent?
That whole picture was freaky, Mix it up???
Where's any 'light hairs?'
Or is everyone just a lighter shade of brown now?
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10/08/2012 06:10 PM
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If my tax dollars were spent on this, I'd be OK. But no tax money is spent on it. What's the problem with this anyway?
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10/08/2012 06:11 PM

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Re: ATTENTION PARENTS: Is THIS How Your Local Taxes Are Being Spent?
If my tax dollars were spent on this, I'd be OK. But no tax money is spent on it. What's the problem with this anyway?
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