Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle is calling for legislation to require school districts statewide to provide breakfast. I have a simple question: Why?
Doyle points out that allowing students to go to school without breakfast makes learning harder. He also notes that Wisconsin is last in the nation in the percentage of students who get a school breakfast.
Okay. Could it be that Wisconsin just leads the nation in the percentage of parents who get up in the morning to feed their kids before school?
If there’s a problem with parents feeding their children, shouldn’t that be a matter for the police? And what do these poor children do on weekends, holidays, and over the summer?
Why should our tax dollars go to schools for the purpose of feeding other parents’ children?
Who profits from this–except the state, which provides another convenient way for lazy parents to give up responsibility for their kids to the government schools?