Comments on: Schools roundup http://overlawyered.com/2014/02/schools-roundup-12/ Chronicling the high cost of our legal system Sat, 04 Jul 2015 12:25:11 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 By: Schools roundup - Overlawyered http://overlawyered.com/2014/02/schools-roundup-12/comment-page-1/#comment-271691 Tue, 11 Mar 2014 04:30:10 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=43805#comment-271691 […] Supreme Court seizes control over school spending [my new Cato post, earlier here, here, and here, more […]

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By: DEM http://overlawyered.com/2014/02/schools-roundup-12/comment-page-1/#comment-268558 Fri, 14 Feb 2014 18:54:39 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=43805#comment-268558 Yet more evidence that public schools are, first and foremost, welfare dispensaries. If the kids happen to learn some math or reading, that’s great, but they will definitely learn that a benevolent government is there to fulfill their needs.

This is not the first time I’ve heard the “we must stay open so the kids get their free hot meals” justification for not closing schools. Is it an unintended admission that other welfare programs — I am looking at you food stamps — simply don’t work? After all, low income kids who might be getting their only hot meals at school almost certainly come from families receiving (or qualified for) food stamps. That was the case for Dasani, New York’s recent progressive cause celebre. Why, then, are these kids not being fed at home such that schools must stay open in near blizzard conditions?

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