I know about home schooling... I was really just asking why someone would draw the line at lunch inspection as if that was the first intrusion by government into kids' lives. The inference in that statement was that this school lunch thing was the "first" instance of control attempted. I was just asking why there wasn't then constant outrage at the whole concept of public school, since that already is more intrusion. I'm not necessarily saying I'm outraged at public school... I'm not happy with it either, but not outraged. That ties into my point. A lot of parents like school as an alternate "free" babysitter... so they don't see it as "control" since they want to get their kids out of the house all day... and most parents don't seem to care what is on the curriculum, or at least they don't make an effort to know... so then sudden/surprise outrage over a lunch issue like this makes me wonder if people aren't just jumping on a bandwagon rather than having an actual issue with the policy. I hear you... and actually agree... I just wonder (as I did above) where this outrage is the rest of the time. I'm not talking about you... I'm talking about the media and people in general. Most seem to have their head in the sand or not care... then something like this bubbles up and gets blown out of proportion... and then it will fade away again. Nobody made a big stink that I'm aware of over dairy farmer subsidies basically resulting in milk becoming part of the school lunch program. Yeah, it may also be good for you... but don't think for a moment that the real reason for milk in school isn't because the government has to buy milk anyway because of the dairy farmer subsidies agreements. Same reason some schools were having Pepsi or Coke... because they would make a deal with those companies... again, not because of the health of kids... and I like me some Pepsi... but I don't like that they can buy their way into a public school lunch.