Five cents of debt was enough for cafeteria employees at the Coehlo Middle School to instruct kids at least one day this week to dump out the food they would have normally eatenThis is idiotic. They wasted food that could have been given to hungry children.Fifth-grader Victoria Greaves, 11, said she and other students who had already been served their lunch were told to throw it in the trash when they reached the checkout.
I don't think it's entitlement, but just having gotten used to school covering for students without lunch. The way I see it, middle school aged kids can't be expected to handle financial management, and it's counterproductive to the school system to have kids not be at their best for learning. Personally I would prefer for schools to provide food to all students.
What kills me is that we act as if it's justified to do this - which I would understand if all the money in the government were already earmarked for social justice and humanitarian programs, but plenty of it goes to less than necessary spending - dinners, parties, travel fare, decorating, and so on. We act as if there's no extra money to provide hungry kids with 2 pieces of bread and a floppy piece of cheese - yeah right.
The problem isn't resources, it's allocation.