My LO's preschool works under the philosophy of minimalism - all of the toys are wooden/plastic/fabric and cannot "do anything" without the child manipulate them for themselves, no TVs or electronic gadgets (ie swings, bouncers, etc) are in the building, table-food-ready babies eat at a little table instead of a highchair, etc. I really like those things about the school, and it's what drew me to it in the first place, but one of their philosophies about the use of cups with the babies doesn't jive with me.
When I dropped LO off this AM, I was speaking with her teacher about us weaning her off of bottles, and transitioning her milk offerings to sippy cups at home, and I asked her teacher if she would start giving her her milk in the sippy cups I brought with me. She told me that it was against their philosophy to use sippy cups at all, but that she could offer her the milk in actual cup. (the cup is like a shot glass, holding an ounce or two)
I don't know if I am looking for feedback, or just wanting to get it out there and off of my chest, but I feel like, as a parent, when I decision is being made specifically for my child, which doesn't affect any other child in the classroom at all, why couldn't they do that? I don't see the harm.