So as not to derail Cons thread about obesity I'll start a new one about butting out of my kids education. School should be concentrating on teaching children the basics and they don't even seem to be able to do that well. I don't need them to tell my daughter what to eat, how much, how often, how much and what kind of exercise to engage in, let alone grade schoolers learning about intercourse, condoms, providing pregnancy tests, or arranging abortions without parental knowledge or consent. When did the state decide that we are too stupid to raise our children so they will determine what they will learn and when? ------ @ Jeanie: So you won't tell them? What about the CHILDREN? If you won't protect them who will? Oh you won't do it but you will hire someone else to do it (government/school) for you? Where does that authority to decide what is best for my child end? ------ @ Angel: S.C. case looks on child obesity as child abuse. But is it? - USATODAY.com So is this helping the child? Parent in jail, not allowed to see each other? Oh I'm sure he is much happier in foster care because everyone I ever knew that was in that situation thinks it was the beat time of their lives. As the article said, it is not like the mother force fed her child. But now she is facing criminal charges and her family has been destroyed? Yea, I'm sure everyone is better off now that the state is involved.