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Lunchtime Academic Enrichment

Academic Enrichment or Lunchtime Segregation: You Be the Judge

At one Tennessee high school, where you sit at lunchtime matters more than ever. In an effort to improve grades, La Vergne High School launched an academic intervention program during lunch. Under the policy, students who score 80 percent or lower in a class are required to attend tutoring during the second half of their 50-minute lunch period. Those who score about 80 percent are given an extended lunch or can choose to participate in other enriching activities. While some see the program as an academic aid, others are crying foul. Paul Morecraft, a parent of a La Vergne student, told WSMV-TV that the policy is, "a civil rights violation and segregation, no doubt."

To find out what school officials have to say about their policy, read the full story at Huffington Post.

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