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Old 02-26-2017, 07:38 AM
 
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Unfortunate choice of words or referendum on benefits for students in poverty?

I have a friend who said that it was just a jab at Bernie Sanders and free lunches for school children will not be taken away. She says we should give her a chance.

I think it shows how out of touch she is with the daily lives of teachers and students. And it is ironic that she complains about the cost of government programs when she inherited her wealth. As a teacher in a Title I school, I get so annoyed when we have to compare test scores with schools in the wealthier part of the district. We talk about all the causes of our lower test scores, except the one that has the most influence: poverty.


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Old 02-26-2017, 07:50 AM
 
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she just might be thinking: Free lunch? Let them just eat cake!
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though she might have been referring to "free lunch" as something like below, and not as in literal terms....:

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Cay Johnston joins us to talk about his new book, "Free Lunch: How the Wealthiest Americans Enrich Themselves at Government Expense (And Stick You with the Bill)." Johnston reveals how government subsidies and new regulations have quietly funneled money from the poor and the middle class to the rich and politically connected.

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"There ain't no such thing as a free lunch" (alternatively, "There is no such thing as a free lunch" or other variants) is a popular adage communicating the idea that it is impossible to get something for nothing.
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