Behind the Headline: Line Grows Long for Free Meals at U.S. Schools

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Line Grows Long for Free Meals at U.S. Schools
New York Times | 11/30/11

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Fraud in the Lunchroom?
Education Next | Winter 2010

The number of students receiving free or reduced price lunches at school has risen by 3 million over the last 4 years. In an article that appeared in the Winter 2010 issue of Ed Next, David Bass expressed concern 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.

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