The Obama administration begins a dramatic expansion of Federal welfare this school year. The Obama administration claims that giving only some children free lunch, stigmatizes them. So any public school district with 40% or more of the students on free lunch will have blanket free lunch for everyone. But just a free lunch is not enough. They will get free breakfast and free snacks as well.
The program will include Michigan, Illinois, and Kentucky this year. However, the Obama administration wants this for all fifty states starting for the 2014-2015 school year. The Obama administration also a bunch of new rules governing what can be served. Michelle Obama says it will decrease childhood obesity. Critics say the new rules will make meals cost more, but not make them more healthy.
As we have shown before, majority black school district with most students on welfare, are already usually receiving the most money in their state. Across the US, tax dollars from majority white districts are routinely diverted to majority black or Latinos districts.
In preparation for the onslaught of free meals and snacks, the Chicago public school district actually BANNED outside food! Starting this year, students will not be allowed to bring a packed lunch to school. They will have to eat the free taxpayer provided food or go hungry!
All Detroit Public Schools students from kindergarten through 12th grade will get free breakfast, lunch and snacks starting this fall under a federal pilot program, the district announced Tuesday.
Michigan’s largest public school district said the program’s goal is to “ensure all children receive healthy meals, regardless of income.”
Most Detroit schoolchildren also meet income rules for free lunch.
The free meals are part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Community Eligibility Option Program, the district said. Michigan is one of three states selected to participate in the pilot program for the 2011-12 school year. Districts in Michigan can participate if at least 40 percent of their students are entitled to public assistance.