Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Los Angeles Teachers Dislike Breakfast In Classroom

The Los Angeles Times (4/15, Watanabe) reports that in an online survey of Los Angeles teachers by United Teachers Los Angeles regarding "an L.A. Unified program to serve breakfast in the classroom" over "half of 729 respondents disliked the program but would support it if sanitation and time issues were resolved." A majority also said that "they have seen an increase in bugs and rodents in their classrooms, and that it takes an average of 30 minutes to set up the breakfast, feed the students and clean up." Meanwhile, "district administrators, who could not be reached for comment, have said that schools are reporting better attendance, less tardiness and fewer trips to the nurse's office." Overall, "88% of teachers surveyed supported breakfast in the schools, but wanted it served in the cafeteria, not the classroom."

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