Re: “Schools failing poor kids before they arrive for class” (TNT, 2-23).
I am a retired teacher from California, and this article hit close to home. I taught at a Title 1 school where we had to provide free and reduced meals. At the beginning of the school year, paperwork went home to verify the need for this. There were no checks and balances for these free meals.
A lot of the paperwork came back with an “X” for the signature. Right there that told me that the student was starting off poorly.
My experience was that kids who got …