San Francisco’s school board may take soda machines from teacher break rooms, to force teachers to set a good example for students. Students lost soda and candy machines in 2003.
“I know of one school, and I won’t name names, where there is a soda machine in the principal’s office,” (trustee Jill) Wynns said, adding that it sets a bad example if teachers are telling kids not to buy caffeine-laden drinks but sipping one themselves.
What’s next? Rip out the coffee machine?
EIA Online thinks teachers are making too much of this, but I think they should tell the board to buzz off. Teachers are adults. If they want to drink soda (possibly sugar-free and uncaffeinated) on their breaks — or lunch on coffee and chocolate-chip cookies — it’s their own damn business.