Behind the Headline: Durbin Queries USDA about School Lunch Abuses

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Durbin Queries USDA about School Lunch Abuses
Chicago Tribune | 1/14/12

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Fraud in the Lunchroom?
Education Next | Winter 2010

Senator Dick Durbin is asking the U.S. Department of Agriculture to do more to verify eligibility for the federal free and reduced price school lunch program after an investigation in Chicago found evidence of dozens of falsified applications. In an article that appeared in the Winter 2010 issue of Ed Next, David Bass called attention to the fact that the federal school lunch program does not do a good job of verifying student eligibility for the program, which has consequences beyond providing meals for hungry children.

HT: Alexander Russo

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