An elementary school just up the street from my home has what they call “Family Pizza Night” each week on Thursday. Apparently it is in conjunction with Dominos Pizza and for every pizza bought by families whose children attend the school; Dominos gives a dollar or some figure to the school. OK I am all about non taxpayer money for schools, BUT I am not so sure I like this idea because;
Every walkway and driveway to the school is plastered with Dominos signs reminding the students and family that “tonight is pizza night” I am not sure that I like the idea of allowing a company to use a school to drum up business and/or hook the children on a certain brand.
I also am not sure how I feel about the school promoting pizza nights when 1) there are a lot of FAT children in this and most schools 2) schools themselves are required to serve “more healthy diets” in their cafeterias.
Of course there is the liberal view (I don’t really want ot turn this into con/lib thing sorry) of what about the poor children whose families cannot afford to buy pizza for the family on Family Pizza night.
Like I said I am not sure how I feel about this, but for some reason every Thursday when I drive by the school on the way to work it gets me thinking about these things. What is your take? Harmless and good for the school? A bad thing for the kids? ?????????