Picture of the Day: School asks parents to sign Oreo permission slip

With schools facing the threat of being cut off from federal funding if they fail to comply with Michelle Obama’s draconian “healthy lunch” directive, it’s understandable that administrators have grown paranoid about what foods they allow on campus. As an indication of how paranoid, consider a permission slip sent home to parents of children in a Pennsylvania school:

Letter to parents

Note the advice that “the students do NOT have to eat the OREO if they do not wish to.”

It’s a fairly creative assignment, meanwhile, though most authorities on the subject of plate tectonics agree that Hydrox cookies make for a better model.

(h/t Reason)

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Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.

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