28 Sep 2010

Free water? WTF?

This is NOT from The Onion:
Senate Bill 1413, which has passed the Assembly and Senate and is awaiting the governor's signature, and calls for fresh water to be available in school eating areas by next July.

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School officials think offering water is a good idea — but are afraid of the cost.

Most schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District don't have free water in eating areas, said David Binkle, deputy director of food services.

"We happen to think it's a great option," Binkle said. But he's not sure where school would find the money for equipment, filters or water testing. The bill provides no funding.
That's because they are making money from soda machines, as I explained here.

Bottom Line: Students are NOT an income source; they are your customers! School choice would fix this.