Slog tipper Bob interprets this story as a school "inadvertently teach[ing] kids how capitalism works in the real world."

A group Massachusetts parents are outraged and at least one worker has been placed on administrative leave after about 25 students Robert J. Coelho Middle School in Attleboro were forced to throw away their lunches over concerns that they could not pay for the food.

Parents said that some students cried and went home hungry.

I'd make a joke about living in President Romney's America, but it turns out this is what it's like to live in President Obama's America, too.