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As school lunch debt climbs in Kansas, some students whose families can't afford to pay are shamed

The federal government pays for free lunches for students from low-income families in public schools. But for families who don’t qualify, paying for lunch can be a struggle.

Suzanne Perez of Kansas News Service reports that some districts give all students lunch, regardless of ability to pay, while other districts punish students with lunch debts.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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