Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Education - Schools - #2298 - Lawsuit: Ohio School Pushing Democrats on Young Voters? - The Blaze

Cincinnati public schools are at the center of the latest electoral controversy bubbling up during this contentious midterm election season. According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, a lawsuit filed Monday by Thomas Brinkman Jr., a Republican candidate for Hamilton County auditor, claims that van loads of local high school students were shuttled to the nearby polling station to vote during school hours last week, given sample ballots ‘only for Democratic candidates’ and then treated with ice cream. “They plan to bring four more high schools (to vote) this week,” Christopher Finney, an attorney with Coalition Opposed to Additional Spending & Taxes (COAST), said Monday after filing the suit with Brinkman. According to the Enquirer, the suit seeks a temporary restraining order to prevent public school officials from using school hours and staff to engage students in partisan politics. Read more.......

Tater Nots: Government Eyes School Lunch Potato Ban - The Blaze Potato growers are fighting back against efforts to ban or limit potatoes in federal child nutrition programs, arguing the tuber is loaded with potassium and vitamin C and shouldn’t be considered junk food. One Washington man is so exasperated by the proposals that he’s in the midst of a 60-day, all potato diet to demonstrate that potatoes are nutritious. “We‘re just really concerned that this is a misconception to the public that potatoes aren’t healthy,” said Chris Voigt, head of the Washington Potato Commission. “The potato isn’t the scourge of the earth. It’s nutrition.” Read more......

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