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A modern art look at school food
Last week was interesting in the world of school lunch…. Where to start? Well, why not in my own area?
- School Lunch Fraud: Twelve principals and assistant principals from Chicago Public Schools (CPS) have been removed from their positions because they lied to get their own children free lunch. To qualify a family has to make less than $29,000 per year and you have to physically write your income on a blank. Principals and APs make around $120,000 per year, in case you were wondering. The real question is: do they want to feed their kids school food that badly or do they hate packing lunches from home enough to commit fraud?
- Gym Classes Being Axed: Schools around the country are cutting physical education classes because of budgetary and testing concerns. Yeah, and there’s a whole body of research connecting physical education to academic performance. No one is paying attention to research…and common sense.
- Swedish School Lunches: Free school lunches in Sweden look like real food. I think they look like Thanksgiving or Easter meals, actually. Now those lunches might be worth lying on a form to get, but the irony is that they are free to all students — no application necessary. [Article link and photo gallery]