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House GOP Is Determined To Make It Harder For Poor Kids To Get Free School Lunches

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 05.19.2016 | Politics

House Republicans appear determined to advance an aggressive rollback of a program credited with helping low-income children get free school lunches. ...

Welcome to Everyone

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.13.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

As a child I hated not being allowed into the segregated library in my hometown. But I am honored and grateful that today the Marlboro County Public Library -- the Marian Wright Edelman Library in Bennettsville, SC -- provides a panoply of early childhood and adult literacy programs.

Such a Thing as a Free Lunch--for all School Kids

David Sandman | Posted 04.25.2016 | New York
David Sandman

In the next few weeks, parents across New York City will receive notices about prekindergarten slots for children attending school this fall. Thanks t...

End Summer Child Hunger Now!

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 04.18.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Spring is almost in full swing and summer is just around the corner. Millions of children in America can't wait for summer vacation, but for millions of poor children who rely on school meals it's a mixed blessing.

There Is a Free Lunch After All

Richard Koch | Posted 02.02.2016 | Business
Richard Koch

Subsidizing customers makes perfect sense if it enables a company to create such a huge scale that it is possible to provide exceptional value for money, either through price reduction or through product enhancement.

Hungry Children in Rich America

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 01.29.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Food insecure children are more likely to be behind in social skills and reading performance in kindergarten. By elementary school they are four times more likely to need mental health counseling.

There's No Free Lunch at the Free Lunch Seminars

Robert Mauterstock | Posted 01.11.2016 | Fifty
Robert Mauterstock

There have been an increasing number of financial advisors who call themselves "Senior Specialists". Often these titles don't require any specific stu...

Sebastian Murdock

Baltimore Schools Will Now Give Free Meals To All Kids | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 06.04.2015 | Impact

Baltimore children attending public schools won't have to go another day in class hungry thanks to a new state program. On Tuesday, Maryland State...

Cuomo and New York State Continue to Fail Minority Youth

Alan Singer | Posted 05.02.2015 | Education
Alan Singer

Politicians whine. Politicians bluster. Politicians blame. New York State Governor Andy Cuomo does it with the worst of them, especially when it comes to education. It is easy to blame teachers.

That Is The Poor Kids' Line

Angela Keck | Posted 11.24.2014 | Parents
Angela Keck

We are living in a world where it is not OK to allow our children to bully one another, but it is still acceptable for parents and other adults to tear each other down for not fitting in, for not meeting a standard society has set for them.

Koch Foundation Funded FSU, But At A Big Cost

Center for Public Integrity | Posted 09.15.2014 | College

In 2007, when the Charles Koch Foundation considered giving millions of dollars to Florida State University’s economics department, the offer came w...

Fewer Students Are Going Hungry Thanks To A Landmark Program

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics

When Mayor Bill de Blasio approved New York City's $75 billion budget last week, his signature on a key aspect of the spending plan signaled the lates...

Amanda Terkel

GOP Congressman Proposes That Poor Students Sweep Floors In Exchange For Lunch | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.) wants kids to learn early in life that there's no such thing as a free lunch. To make sure they absorb that l...

All Boston Students To Receive Free Breakfast And Lunch

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 09.03.2013 | Politics

All Boston Public School District students will be eligible for both free breakfast and lunch this year, regardless of their financial status, the dis...

Free Lunches Not So Free

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 04.09.2013 | Technology

It's hard not to envy Google and Facebook employees. They work in gorgeous offices, make tons of money, and get incredible perks, like fully subsidize...

Districts Look To Debt Collectors, Stricter Policies, For Unpaid Lunches

Posted 08.15.2012 | Education

Americans are likely hearing from debt collectors more in recent years than in the past, but a practice that may become even more common: debt collect...

Mandated Contraceptives: The Tragedy of the Sexless Law Student

Doug Bandow | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics
Doug Bandow

Leave it to radio personality Rush Limbaugh to turn a serious policy issue into a personal attack. But the moral character of Sandra Fluke doesn't matter. What should worry the rest of us is her apparent belief that we all are obligated to make sure that she can have sex for free.

A Season of Giving? Apparently Not.

Vicki B. Escarra | Posted 01.31.2012 | Impact
Vicki B. Escarra

The economic hardships of a nation are felt most by its people. It baffles me not only that some people cannot grasp that reality, but that they so quickly demonize people who are suffering due to economic circumstances beyond their control.

Line Grows Long For Free Meals At U.S. Schools

The New York Times | Sam Dillon | Posted 01.30.2012 | Education

Millions of American schoolchildren are receiving free or low-cost meals for the first time as their parents, many once solidly middle class, have los...

UK Chefs, Farmers Salvage 'Wonky' Veggies, Cook Up Stew For 5,000

Posted 11.18.2011 | Impact

Instead of letting "wonky" carrots and cauliflower go to waste, a group of British charities and farmers whipped up a vegetable stew to feed 5,000 peo...

WATCH Pulitzer Prize Winner: Huge Corporate Subsidies Lead To Middle Class 'Wealth Destruction'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Cay Johnston says it's no accident that the middle class has been shrinking. In fact, in a recent conversatio...

La. Law Targets Parents Who Owe Money For School Lunches | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

It's a good, old-fashioned food fight. Parents in Louisiana who can afford to pay for their children's school lunch -- and whose kids go three strai...