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Houston Student Sues School District Over Expulsion For Sitting During Pledge

Posted on · India Landry, a senior from Windfern High School, is suing her school district after being expelled for not standing for the Pledge of Allegiance. We learn about her case and discuss our national fixation on things that are largely symbolic.

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Schools and Nonprofits Work to Protect Children from ‘Lunch Shaming’

Posted on · When children in public schools can’t pay for their lunch, it can be an awkward moment where they are given an alternative, cold lunch — or no lunch at all. Some are calling this practice “lunch shaming” because students will typically get their lunch items before paying, and then when they can’t pay, the food […]