On school menus: cheese sandwiches, parental debtSetting aside the whole debate about what foods should be served in school cafeterias, that's just plain cruel.
CHULA VISTA, CALIF. — When too many parents fell behind on paying for school lunches, the Chula Vista Elementary School District decided to get tough — on the children.
They told students with deadbeat parents that they had only one lunch choice: a cheese sandwich.
The sandwich, served on whole wheat bread, came with a clear message: Tell your parents to pay up — or no more pizza and burgers for you. . . .
Monday, June 18, 2007
Please, sir . . .
I'm pretty sure I could think of better ways for school districts to collect parents' lunch money debt than by punishing children and creating entirely new traumatic social stigmas. From the LA Times: