Monday, February 20, 2012

Turns Out There IS a Free Lunch

    Turns out there IS a free lunch.  It's just that it stinks.  So some Texas middle school students put some clothes on a new vocabulary word ("boycott") and brought lunches from home for four days to express their dissatisfaction with the free lunches offered in the cafeteria.  If only some students would bring phonics books from home to show their annoyance with the the reading curriculum, or perhaps bring in  some alternatives to typical public school sex-ed materials.
    And another thing. "Means testing"has gotten more attention in recent years as an idea to get runaway entitlement costs under control.  If 30 students can bring (apparently) healthier lunches from home than they can get free at school, perhaps the entire program needs to be reevaluated.  Now that would be a lesson worth teaching those activist-minded students.

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