Our friends in Philly have concocted another stupid idea in a desperate attempt to improve our public schools. They have decided to hold principals accountable for the number of students who eat breakfast at the school. WTF?
- Spending scarce education dollars to provide a "free" breakfast to every student is wasteful. There are plenty of families who can, and do, provide breakfast to their children.
- If the principal is spending time policing breakfast, he/she is not spending time on other priorities. For example, he might spend "breakfast time" meeting with teachers to improve performance.