K12 is starting the first day of school with student hunger and hunger strikes.
The movement has been growing in popularity in recent weeks and teachers, administrators and students are calling for change.
K-12 Education Commissioner Dr. Michael Bitzer says the new policy will help to address the “hardship and stress” that students experience in the classroom.
“The first thing that we’re going to do is have the school come in with food,” he said.
“And then we’ll work to ensure that all students have access to food.
And we’re not going to allow the teachers to decide that they’re going take their lunch from the cafeteria.”
That’s what the teachers are concerned about and the students are concerned.
And if we don’t have the teachers, we’ll have to work with the school to make sure that they are able to do that.
“According to the New York Times, students across the country are increasingly calling on their school to provide nutritious lunches.
Some have asked the school district to allow students to bring their own food or sell them at the cafeteria, but many teachers are against that.KUOW’s Nancy Leshansky says the students’ hunger strikes have become a new tool to push for change in the nation’s largest school system.”
We’ve seen a lot of protests around hunger strikes,” she said.”
They have a really strong social-justice angle, but they’re also a tool for teachers to take a stand.
So I think teachers and students need to have a voice.
“The first class of K12 students began arriving at school Monday in New York City, where the students will stay for at least a week.
The protests have been happening for a month and the student movement has expanded from about 200 to about 1,000 students nationwide.KCBS’ Steve Nappi reports students are beginning to show up at school, but some are concerned with their meals and lack of supplies.”
There are families here that are in poverty. “
There are kids here who are not going in the school for a lot less money.
There are families here that are in poverty.
So it’s just really frustrating to me.
We’ve got to be able to support each other.”