March 26, 2015

Never go full nanny state: Parents asked to sign form allowing their middle-school aged kids to eat Oreos

Rebel Staff

To be fair, they are of the Double Stuff variety.

An angry Pennsylvania mother's tweet of a school form has been going viral today.

The form, tweeted by Main Line Housewife requests parents' permission for their son or daughter to eat Oreos that would be used for an assignment.

“Insanity. I have to sign a permission slip so my middle schooler can eat an Oreo,” she said.

The form,  apparently written by a Mrs. Porter, says the students do not have to eat the Oreo if they don't wish to.

Well, thank goodness for that. Subjecting kids to Oreos, the horror!

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commented 2015-03-27 07:29:05 -0400
I totally get that Mark. But the fact such a safeguard is necessary at all should speak volumes about our system at large.

And Sanda, I saw the interview. I am so on your side about that whole debacle. That teacher should not only be fired (into the sun), but severely educated on ethical standards. To give that sort of book to any teen or child is unthinkable. Not surprising, but just wrong. I’d like to touch base on this more.
commented 2015-03-27 01:58:15 -0400
I would much rather have my child sent home with a permission slip about Oreos, than have my child come up to me, saying his “teacher gave him a book to read, and it’s about an inter-sexed teen who gets raped, in graphic detail by his ‘friend’.”
Better to err on the side of caution, than have your child’s innocence scarred by an irresponsible adult, masquerading as a responsible teacher.
commented 2015-03-27 00:09:54 -0400
what’s going on with this world? right is becoming wrong and wrong is becoming right….Let us make this world go back in the 60’s!!!
commented 2015-03-26 20:13:47 -0400
Is there a separate form for the milk?
commented 2015-03-26 19:37:17 -0400
My concern is, what kind of an asinine, up-side-down world is she trying to function in, that would make her believe this was necessary to cover her ass. And if it WAS necessary….. Oh, How far we have fallen!!!
commented 2015-03-26 19:00:51 -0400
Jason, she’s covering her heinie because of all the stupid, selfish, unreasonable legal actions taken by people against whoever else because of “perceived” harm. She’s actually playing it smart. It’s still absurd and hilarious… Better yet, she may be showing how stupid this whole “liability” issue is, in which case it turns absurd into farce, and is even more uproarious (if that’s indeed a word).
commented 2015-03-26 18:18:55 -0400
commented 2015-03-26 17:50:16 -0400
Jason, ask Michelle Obama…
commented 2015-03-26 15:41:20 -0400
If Monsanto made this you wouldn’t even have a choice. Not when the lawyers got through with you. Bribes or fear, your choice of poison.
It ain’t just corn now.
I gave up Orios long ago as a health food. It tastes so good I wish it were. I buy a small box now and then and feel so guilty I understand guilty pleasure so much sometimes.
My wife has threatened to leave me. I may help her to pack.
commented 2015-03-26 15:38:10 -0400
Mark, she must have been drunk. Or just completely void of all logical thought. Has there EVER been a case of Oreos causing harm? I’d like to hear of it.
commented 2015-03-26 15:11:19 -0400
I’m still trying to breathe, I’m laughing so hard…! (Then again, I’m an ardent fan of the absurd…)

To be fair, with all the furors about allergies and food additives and chemicals and, and, and, it was wisdom on the teacher’s part to put this in writing. Thus the parents accept responsibility. That the teacher felt she had to do this at all, well…
commented 2015-03-26 14:47:17 -0400
A permission form. To eat an Oreo. This is probably the biggest “smack my head” moment I’ve had all week! If you didn’t believe our school system was screwy before, this should be another nail in the coffin. Peanuts, I can understand, due to the percentage of allergic kids. But someone please explain the rationale behind the danger of eating an Oreo?!? Are they suddenly poisonous? Have they caused any allergic reactions to anyone? Are they worried about diabetic shock? Is it a race issue? Any more questions would just be grasping at straws. Uh oh. I mentioned straws! Are they going to be censored by the school board now? I can just see this now. “Please sign a permission form for your child to use a straw at school, as they could potentially take in liquid.”

The insanity needs to end.
commented 2015-03-26 13:42:47 -0400
My child wants to use a Fudgeo. He feels the use of only the Oreo brand is a statement of racist discrimination – you know, like when those nasty Vanilla cookie kids call him an Oreo. Oh how could the school be so insensitive!!
commented 2015-03-26 13:35:18 -0400
protecting oneself from the other parent who would of said, how dare they force to child to eat oreo’s… bring some home for me to test