Posts Tagged ‘Social programs’

A Program Worth Saving

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

The USDA wants to kill an innovative school meal program in Philadelphia that provides free breakfast and lunch to all students at schools with overwhelming (above 75%) rates of poverty.  Started 17 years ago as a pilot at the suggestion of Temple University and Philadelphia Community Legal Services, it was so successful that they never stopped funding it.

Until now.  Turns out other districts want in, so instead of working to find the money, they cancel the one program that works.  Whoever is elected president, this is one education program that needs saving.

The Inquirer has a great article about the USDA’s decision.