Lawmaker Proposes Cutting School Lunches From Schools With Literacy Deficits

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Rep. Alan Clark believes schools that fail to improve reading proficiency rates should lose student lunch funding.

In Arkansas, state lawmaker Rep. Alan Clark (R-Lonsdale) has introduced a bill that would reduce student lunch funding for schools that fail to improve their reading proficiency rates, according to Oklahoma’s News 4.

In a public statement, Clark compared his proposed legislation to business incentives. Clark’s bill would require a school district to have a .0001 rate increase in reading proficiency every two years. Clarke claimed that, “In most businesses I would be laughed at for suggesting such a small goal.”

The proposed bill has caused a great backlash both on social media and among Arkansas parents.

In interviews, parents have told the media that threatening to cut school lunches seems counterproductive when it comes to improving school reading scores.

Comments (15)
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Solanus
Solanus

He could stand to skip a few lunches...

edcoonce
edcoonce

This ensures our status as a shithole country.

Bookman100
Bookman100

The GOP credo "Keep em poor, keep em stupid".

Drillsgtrock
Drillsgtrock

The Have and Have not...

PlainDarkSedan
PlainDarkSedan

And this is why we do not privatize important things.

Teaching children is not considered a for-profit business, fat boy. You give up your lunch.