The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that:
Just one in three low-income students eligible for free or reduced-price breakfasts got those meals in Philadelphia schools during the 2006-07 school year, according to a national report released yesterday.
Since the 2006-07 school year, however, the district has worked to improve the situation, a district spokesman said. But problems persist in the surprisingly complex and nuanced world of school breakfast.
So now serving breakfast is too complex and nuanced for schools to deliver.
Remember the hullabaloo a few months back regarding the community schools and the desire for schools to take over a whole panoply of social services.
Now we find out they can't even serve breakfast effectively. And, breakfast is very similar to lunch, something they've been doing for a long time.
And I don't want to hear that the schools don't get enough subsidy for these meals. We went to Disney World last month and the Disney Dining Plan was $9.99 for children who received a counter service lunch, a full restaurant table service dinner and a snack that could include almost any food product sold by Disney for about $3.50, including many breakfast items.
Contrast this to the french fries served by my high school whose box read "no nutritional value but edible." Mmmmm-mmmm.