For these Students, "Boycott" is apparently a new word
They demanded less menu repetition and more choice in what is served, including salads. President of the seventh-grade class Mckenzi Simmons said “boycott” was a vocabulary word in a recent Texas history class, and that students put what they’d learned into action. “All we wanted was for our voice to be heard and a chance at change,” said Mckenzi, 12. Superintendent Antonio Aguirre said his Austwell-Tivoli Independent School District offers free lunch to students and staff because a large portion of the district is deemed low-income by the state. Aguirre defended the school’s menus, saying they are based on policy set by the Texas Department of Agriculture — which provide specific nutritional guidelines for foods like fruits and vegetables, portion sizes and fried foods. But he also saluted the students for harnessing the “power of their own learning.” “Kids will say, `When am I ever going to use this stuff?”‘ Aguirre said about some classrooms. “Maybe those girls are our leaders of tomorrow. Somebody has to jump up and do something different.”
Hooray, a brand new bunch of young moochers, unsatisfied with the free stuff they were getting, banded together to demand better free stuff. Its an educational triumph!