Arkansas legislator proposes cutting lunch funding from schools that struggle to improve reading skills

February 25, 2019 | WHNT

One Arkansas lawmaker wants to get more students reading by putting money on the line—specifically, their lunch money.

Rep. Alan Clark (R-Lonsdale) proposed a bill that would cut lunch funding in schools that struggle with reading, and he is working to get others to support the idea.

Clark’s proposed bill, if passed, would reduce a district’s “national school lunch funding” if they’re struggling in the reading department over a period of time.

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