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Poor kids eating free breakfast? Not if congressional Republicans have their way

February 17, 2017
in Kids

According to Census data, the poorest people in America are children. And as is generally the case when figuring out how we help poor people, Republicans think we shouldn’t. They think poor people should pull themselves up by the bootstraps—even if they are kids. Currently, a record number of poor kids are eating breakfast at school. But if Republicans in Congress have their way, they would “reform” the program to reduce the number of kids who get breakfast in school, in the name of reducing fraud. Even though studies show that kids who eat breakfast tend to have better behavior and better academic performance. But because of supposed fraud, they want to “enhance the verification process in order to increase accountability...

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