Students turn a profit from candy sales

VICTORVILLE — With candy sales banned on school campuses, sugar pushers are the latest trend at local schools. Backpacks are filled with Snickers and Twinkees for all sweet tooths willing to pay the price.
“It’s created a little underground economy, with businessmen selling everything from a pack of skittles to an energy drink,” said Jim Nason, principal at Hook Junior High School in Victorville.

How stupid must the school be to think that banning candy would actually work.  If they were smart, competent educators (which they obviously arent), they could probably take this ‘teachable moment’ to truly drive home the economics of supply and demand.  Then they could bring in vending machines, and teach about how government mandated monopolies put small businesses out of business.  Oh, wait.  This is Southern California.  Never mind.

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