Food News reports:
A school lunch lady in Falun, Sweden has been told by education authorities to get in step and stop serving better quality meals than lunch ladies at other schools.
Horrific. That means there is no food equality. It is not fair kids at one school get better meals than kids at another school.
She has been told to stop baking her own bread in favour of the store-bought version and to reduce the range of vegetables she offers in her now famous vegie buffets.
In spite of working within her budget, and meeting all health and nutrition standards, Annika Erikson has been told her super lunches are unfair on students at other schools, and she must stop such anti-social behaviour immediately.
Yes, initiative and excellence are anti-social behaviour.
Katarina Lindberg, head of the authority which overseas school meals in the region, told local news media, “A menu has been developed. …It is about making a collective effort on quality, to improve school meals overall and to try and ensure everyone does the same.”
Oh yes the collective effort, This is the same collective effort that argues against performance pay for excellent teachers because it is all about the collective effort.
Another article on this has a great quote:
The “same,” even if everyone is worse off. Or as Winston Churchill put it, “socialism is the equal sharing of misery.”