Thursday, October 8, 2009

Free School Breakfast = Dumb Idea

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?

  1. 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.
  2. 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.


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