20 Jan '12, 1pm

Arizona Proposes Ending Free School Lunches For Needy Kids | Care2 Causes

Arizona Proposes Ending Free School Lunches For Needy Kids | Care2 Causes

Arizona Republicans set their sights on a new target for the legislative session: poor children . Earlier this week a state senate panel agreed to let schools opt out of the federal program to offer free and reduced-priced lunches for needy students. The measure now heads to a full senate vote. Republicans sponsoring the measure voiced concern over imposing mandates on schools to take federal dollars they may not want to, relying on the familiar rhetoric of states rights federalism underscoring all social welfare policy debate these days. Of course, this argument entirely ignores the purpose of those mandates, and that is, in part, to ensure equality and uniformity of access to all citizens of all the states as part of a respect for federal civil rights. And this move seems especially mean-spirited, even for Arizona Republicans. For many poor kids, their meal at school is ...

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