Teaching Obedience instead of Outreach


Shame on Argyll and Bute Council in Scotland (think School district) for Not letting a 9 year old Martha Payne answer “What did you have for lunch today?” in her own blog She helped to get kids thinking about what they were eating:

And no, to stave off the inevitable snark, she’s not a bratty entitled kid. Here’s how we know: By her 19th post, she decided she’d gotten enough attention that she wanted to redirect it somewhere useful, and she asked her followers to donate to a charity called Mary’s Meals that funds school food in Africa. She started off the donations by sending £50 that she got from a magazine that reprinted some of her photos. By today, according to her father’s note, she had raised £2,000.

I only cared about recess at 9. Martha’s sign off:

I only write my blog not newspapers and I am sad I am no longer allowed to take photos. I will miss sharing and rating my school dinners and I’ll miss seeing the dinners you send me too. I don’t think I will be able to finish raising enough money for a kitchen for Mary’s Meals either.

Give to Mary’s Meals here.

Meanwhile the adults are pouring money into UK’s Banks in a misguided attempt to prop up their economy by giving more money to banks that helped to create the credit crisis that broke the economy.