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Lawmaker Says Kids Should Do Chores To Earn School Lunches

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Millions of students are getting free meals at school, but there is a lawmaker out there that says nothing is free – not even a school lunch.

Ray Canterbury, a state delegate in West Virginia, says kids should work for their meals.

He wants them to sweep floors, take out the trash, mow the lawn – basically become janitors – in order to earn a free meal at school.

He says giving students free lunches destroys their work ethic and shows them there is an easy way out of everything.

He says, "If they miss a lunch or they miss a meal they might not, in that class that afternoon, learn to add, they may not learn to diagram a sentence, but they'll learn a more important lesson."

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