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Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Gimme Your Lunch Money, Kid

This article is from BenS

The principal of one of the city's most respected public high schools has been ousted for urging parents to lie in order to milk the National School Lunch Program for extra cash.

Maurice Collins, the principal of A. Philip Randolph HS in Harlem, also threatened to withhold transportation for children whose parents didn't turn in their school-lunch applications.

The food firestorm started when Collins sent parents a letter urging them to lie about their wealth on the lunch applications — telling them that doing so would boost the school's budget. ...
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If school principals engage in such practices, how can we expect students to learn respect for law, order, legal entitlements, democracy, and due process? I hope they nail him.
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