Standardized tests aren’t the only thing public school students are opting out of. Many of them forgo school lunch, which makes the task of preparing nutritious meals not just a kitchen challenge, but a policy conundrum.
Why should District 51 go through the contortions and the considerable expense of trying to prepare healthy meals? Barely half of all students in elementary and middle schools elect to be served cafeteria food and few of those who do clean their trays. The waste is considerable.
The answer, we learned from a four-part series by Erin McIntyre, is multifaceted, but it boils down to a simple value judgment: It’s the right thing to do.
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