To the editor: Thank you for the article on the
My son, a middle school teacher in a South Bay district, stocks his classroom with healthful snacks for students who claim to be hungry during the day. I've begun contributing to his effort because I can't stand the thought of hungry children trying to learn.
However, the question remains: Why are the teachers forced to take up the slack in not only teaching but feeding their students?
I should mention that my son has come up with an innovative way of preventing waste by students who don't want their lunches: He collects them and offers them to his afternoon students.
Interestingly, as a new teacher in his district this year, he was encouraged to think outside the box when it comes to his students' nutritional needs.
Barbara Sabo, Hermosa Beach