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ERIC Number: ED522544
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 45
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Examining the Costs of Federal Overreach into School Meals. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education, Committee on Education and the Workforce, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, First Session (May 13, 2011). Serial Number 112-23
US House of Representatives
This paper presents the Committee on Education and the Workforce's hearing on the costs associated with the recent reauthorization of federal child nutrition programs. Individuals typically think of costs in terms of dollars and cents; however, as is often the case with federal laws and regulations, there is an additional cost that can't be measured by any agency, bureaucrat or budget office. When it comes to the nation's schools, that additional cost comes in the form of already scarce resources directed away from the classroom and energy spent complying with federal mandates instead of providing children with the quality education they need to succeed in life. Members testifying before the Committee were: Honorable Richard L. Hanna, a Representative in Congress from the State of New York; Honorable Duncan Hunter, Chairman, Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education; and Honorable Dale E. Kildee, ranking member, Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education. Witnesses testifying before the committee were: Karen Castaneda, director of food service, Pennridge School District; Kenneth Hecht, California Food Policy Advocates; Barry Sackin, owner, B. Sackin and Associates; and Sally Spero, food services planning supervisor, San Diego Unified School District.
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Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: US House of Representatives. Committee on Education and the Workforce