Buy them books, send them to school. what do they do, eat the pages!
"Buy them books, send them to school. What do they do, eat the pages!" is a sarcastic remark that implies a sense of frustration or disappointment towards individuals who do not appreciate the opportunity to receive an education. The expression highlights the fact that some people may have access to education and learning resources, but they do not make use of them.
The statement suggests that despite efforts to provide educational opportunities to those who need them, some individuals may not value or take advantage of those opportunities. The phrase "eat the pages" is a metaphor for wasting the knowledge that could be gained from reading books and attending school.
The expression may also be used to criticize those who engage in destructive or counterproductive behaviors despite having access to education and resources that could help them make better choices.