There is no such thing as a free lunch. John Miltimore:
A year ago, Denver Public Schools put an end to “lunch shaming.” No longer would students have the stigma of receiving a sticker reminding them to pay if they had not settled an outstanding lunch bill.
Denver promised that all children would receive lunches whether they paid for the lunch or not.
The price tag of the policy was recently revealed. Denver Public Schools reports that lunch debt ballooned from $13,910 in the 2016-17 academic year to some $356,000 last year, a 2,400 percent increase.
[Jon Miltimore, “Denver’s Anti-‘Lunch Shaming’ Initiative Increased Debt by 2,400%,” Foundation for Economic Education, September 12]