Edition 164

Poor Shaming—But This Time in the School Cafeteria

By Shayna Cook and Abigail Swisher

May 4, 2017

New Mexico's recent legislative action against lunch shaming shows how states can stop schools from shaming students living in poverty.

Poor Shaming—But This Time in the School Cafeteria

New Mexico's recent legislative action against lunch shaming shows how states can stop schools from shaming students living in poverty.


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