January 27, 2005

Irony Alert

Recently, a Texas lawmaker introduced a bill that would require Texas school districts to include the body mass index of pupils as part of their regular report cards.

I'm sorry, but parents should know if their kids are fat (or "husky") without the school districts telling them so. And, frankly, Texas schools have a lot more to worry about than the BMI of their students.

As to the irony (pointed out by Texan Munuvian Ilyka): check out the apparent BMI issues of the legislator (legislatrix?) who introduced the bill.

(This lady has also introduced a bill requiring development of lactation education programs for elementary and secondary schools' science curricula. Hello? Why do those kids need to learn about lactation in elementary school?).

Posted by JohnL at January 27, 2005 10:28 PM

[piously]Every child is beautiful in his or her own way and some are just big boned [/piously]. Seriously, the first time I heard about this I wondered whether it conflicted with federal law on medical privacy or whether it required some kind of coercive waiver from the families.

Posted by: RP at January 28, 2005 01:51 PM

Lactation education??? I swear, paging through the Legislature website and looking at the myriad bills was like touring a sausage factory. Yecch.

Posted by: JohnL at January 28, 2005 02:22 PM

But did you pick up anything interesting? Any good pictures, for instance? *nudge, nudge*

Posted by: RP at January 28, 2005 03:30 PM
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