Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Chicago school officials accused of scamming free lunch program - EAGnews.org :: Education Research, Reporting, Analysis and Commentary


Chicago school officials accused of scamming free lunch program - EAGnews.org :: Education Research, Reporting, Analysis and Commentary:
"The $11 billion federal program gives free school lunches to children of four-member families with an income less than $29,055. Reduced lunches are given to families that earn less $41,348. The program is essentially run on the honor system, meaning that unscrupulous adults can pilfer the program at will.

And there seems to be no shortage of them in the CPS system.

The nation’s third-largest school district is so full of greed and graft, it almost seems like CPS employees are more concerned about gaming the system for their own personal enrichment than they are about educating students.

The biggest offender is the radical Chicago Teachers Union, which is threatening a massive teachers strike in the fall, unless the bankrupt school district gives union members a 30 percent pay raise. CTU members are willing to disrupt students’ education – which is already subpar – until their financial demands are met."

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