For some students, lunchtime is the most stressful part of the school day. Not only do they have to find a place to sit, but many have to find a way to pay for their meal — a task that can be humiliating. Noelle Roni tried to save the students at her Lafayette, CO, school from this embarrassment and lost her job as a result. Roni, the former principal of at Peak to Peak Charter School, tried to do away with a policy that required students to get their hands stamped if they didn't have enough money in their lunch account.
"The kids are humiliated. They’re branded. It’s disrespectful," Roni said in an interview. "When I see something that I feel harms children, I speak up." Unfortunately, when she tried to fight the school board on this issue, she lost her job.
To see how parents reacted to the termination, read the full story at The Stir.