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Story Last modified at 10:13 p.m. on Wednesday, April 6, 2011

State funding for school meals needs support

I know how hunger adds one more challenge to students trying hard to learn. When a child is hungry, it is hard for the student to focus on learning and give their best effort. Over my years as a schoolteacher, I have seen how hungry children have a hard time focusing on even the best lessons I taught them.

The State Senate has passed a bill for state funding for school meals but a similar bill is stalled in the House Finance Committee waiting for a hearing. Time is running out in the session. If we act now we have an opportunity to make a positive difference in the lives of our children.

– John Butler,

Eagle River



This article published in The Alaska Star on Wednesday, April 6, 2011.