More students arrive at school hungry, UK study shows

10/15/2012 | Guardian (London), The

Teachers say financial hardship and parental apathy are among the reasons for the increasing number of children showing up hungry at schools in the United Kingdom. Nearly one-third of the teachers responding to a recent survey said they are taking food to their students, with 1 in 6 saying they do that weekly. "It is a shocking indictment of this government that in 21st century Britain young children are forced to rely on teacher handouts," shadow children's minister Sharon Hodgson said.

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