Well school is out for the Summer and the last thing we are thinking about is school or school lunches but this caught my attention and I am NOT HAPPY about it!! I did not know what "lunch shaming" was much less that it was HAPPENING right here in our own state of Texas!!! I AM FURIOUS. How can you do this to a child????!!!! I came across a story from earlier this year that proves I am not the only one that found it a DISGRACE!! I have been "guilty" of forgetting to put money on my child's account but some parents don't have the money for their children and how dare the school take it in their hands to publicly shame that child...ugh I am boiling at the thought of it!!!
Kelvin Holt, an Army veteran and was also a substitute teacher about 20 pre-kindergarten into a Central Texas school cafeteria and witnessed the "lunch shaming" of a 4 year old girl who was denied a meal because she "had no money". This apparently something that is happening here and across the nation and luckily we have people like Mr Holt that are fighting mad about it and, at least here in Texas, pushing to prohibit schools from publicly identifying students with negative balances...read more here