A lawmaker in West Virginia, Ray Canterbury, says kids should work for their meals. He wants them to sweep floors, take out the trash, mow the lawn – basically become janitors – in order to earn a free meal at school. What's your opinion? Should that suggestion be implemented?
I just read that on a local news page on FaceBook. Basically, they want kids who are on free lunches at school to do things to EARN their lunch. They were talking about starting this as early as KINDERGARTEN. Don't get me wrong, I am ALL for teaching kids responsibility, but making them WORK for their food? It sounds a little TOO extreme. And besides that, isn't that what janitors are for? I for one would much rather children have LESS responsibilities of THAT kind and more of the homework kind. What do you ladies think?
Side note: I do know that in TN and a few other states, they are trying to get it passed that if kids make bad grades their foodstamps go down. YAY lets STARVE the struggling children!...NOT. Our children should be focusing on ONE thing at their age...EDUCATION! Not cleaning the school to earn their meal and not STRESSING about that test that could just get their families food for the month dropped lower.