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Schwartz, Rothbart Piece on Expanding Access to Free School Lunch Published in Education Next

February 21, 2022

Education Next

Amy Ellen Schwartz

Amy Ellen Schwartz

Michah Rothbart

Michah W. Rothbart

"Let More Schools Offer Free Lunch for All," co-authored by Amy Ellen Schwartz, Daniel Patrick Moynihan Chair in Public Affairs, and Michah Rothbart, assistant professor of public administration and international affairs, was published in Education Next. "The fundamental idea of making school lunch free for all students makes a lot of sense," Schwartz and Rothbart say. "A robust body of evidence points to positive effects of free lunch for all on a range of student outcomes, including test scores, nutrition, and disciplinary suspensions, with no persuasive evidence of negative unintended consequences for students or school budgets."

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