(Salon) -- Conservative lawmakers are well known for wanting to cut funding to public education. But just remember, every time they take a swing at public school budgets, they hit poor kids.
The newest blow aimed at public schools will hit low-income students in the stomach – literally.
A bill introduced by a Republican in Congress called The Improving Child Nutrition and Education Act does the exact opposite of what it claims to do.
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In this case, “improving” children’s nutrition means cutting the availability of federally subsidized lunches to hungry children in public schools.
Specifically, the bill would tighten eligibility restrictions that govern how many schools can take full advantage of the free and reduced-price lunch program, potentially cutting off food to thousands of schools and millions of students.