Huge debate going on--let them know your views!

Posted on: Sat, 04/14/2007 - 10:18am
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Check out this link. There's a school board who is not accomodating a peanut allergy kiddo and a huge debate has spanned out of it. I say everyone go and leave a piece of your mind!

[url="http://www.topix.net/forum/source/hartford-courant/T55VONQP92H59MTOB"]http://www.topix.net/forum/source/hartford-courant/T55VONQP92H59MTOB[/url]

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Posted on: Sat, 04/14/2007 - 10:43am
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I read the first 10 or so and couldn't read anymore. I just don't understand how people can be so self-centered.
It's nothing we haven't heard before, but to see it all there at once is pretty painful.
I fail to understand how people can be so selfish. Even before I had my DD I was considerate of others' allergies. My concern for others has nothing to do with the fact that my DD is allergic. I'm just more educated now.
I just hope that the next generation will be more tolerant, as they are more aware of food allergies.
I'm sure the kids aren't the ones complaining - it's the parents. I'll bet most kids wouldn't care if they have to have their peanut butter with breakfast instead of lunch. What kind of example of tolerance and compassion are they teaching their kids??
Sigh...I know. I'm preaching to the choir.

Posted on: Sat, 04/14/2007 - 12:12pm
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If you look closely, the active posters have like 500 posts on that site so they are frequent opinionated posters that are likely not personally involved in this school situation.
I was pretty po'd at first too, until I read all the pages and found more compassionate posts, and reasonable ones from the FA community trying to educate the ridiculous self centered ones.

Posted on: Sat, 04/14/2007 - 12:56pm
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I think there are trollish posts there just waiting for more 'food'. If I were to post there I would not respond to the really mean-spirited rediculous stuff becuase of this. Serious debate = OK. People trying to get a rise out of others = no point in posting. Won't make things better. I would only post with the intent to further understanding, not to argue with the extreme weirdos. lol

Posted on: Sat, 04/14/2007 - 1:00pm
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I read a bit too; was very surprised and pleased to see reference to section 504.

Posted on: Sat, 04/14/2007 - 1:39pm
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Posted on: Sat, 04/14/2007 - 2:18pm
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I found myself wanting to respond to the first really compassionate person who shows up--Machinist(something) who is raising his child as a vegetarian and so is experiencing greater hardship--but understands.
As the mom of a PA vegetarian child, I wanted to thank him, encourage him, and give him some options.
But I just couldn't go further in reading to see how to post--nor did I want to become involved in a local debate. There's some really hurtful stuff being said.
ugh.

Posted on: Sat, 04/14/2007 - 3:55pm
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Some people are so freaking selfish, it's not even funny.
[i]I loved peanut butter and jelly sandwhiches when I went to school. Back in the fifties we still went home for lunch and on half days we were able to bring sandwiches to school. I never heard of a peanut allergy until about five years ago. I could not imagine an elementary school without peanut butter and jelly sandwhiches. It is un-American like no mom and apple pie. The majority should rule here Let the kids bring peanut butter sandwiches to school. It is part of growing up in America. Would you ban sugar products if a child is diabetic? I don't think so. Get the boy an epie pen or home school him.. [/i]
Get the boy an EPIE (she can't even spell it it) pen? That is just cruel. And since when did people not eating pb sandwhiches mean UN-AMERICAN? That makes me flaming mad.
I hate how they'r saying to homeschool kids, like everyone can just start homeschooling at the drop of a hat.
I'M the one with the allergy and it is still making me mad that people are saying to educate the kids.. HELLO, THEY'RE KIDS. Yes, we can tell them not to eat anything someone gives them, wash their hands, sanitize, but until they're OLD ENOUGH to read every ingredient in the label and understand their allergu throughly, they're STLL KIDS, it's not just THEIR responsibility to keep this allergy from them. AHHHH.

Posted on: Sat, 04/14/2007 - 9:27pm
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Lovely [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/rolleyes.gif[/img] I'm not going to read any comments. This is my state. Feels to close to home. And, this state has a comprehensive set of allergy guidelines. Go figure.

Posted on: Sat, 04/14/2007 - 10:07pm
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I read about 80 posts. Please read #17, 18, 71. All by the same poster. Reminds me of Turlisa (has anyone heard from her lately?). Very kind and sympathetic, and "gets it." Most of the rest (there are a few exceptions) are just bashing the "allergy kid" and his parents. I'm ashamed to be from the same state as most of these people.
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Posted on: Sun, 04/15/2007 - 2:09am
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I want to get these posters and throw them down a cliff.
Heres my imput:
Quote:Sorry, but that is a load of cr*p to say the least.
I am severly allergic to treenuts. Does that mean I don't have a right to go to a normal school? does that mean just because I have this problem, my right to go to school, without paying, should be denied. THATS discrimination.
I also sympathize for the childs classmates if they have to see their friend struggling to breath, and go into anaphylactic shock because not enough protection measures have been put into place. If it was your child I'm sure you wouldn't say what you have just said.
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