by Dr. Terry Stoops
Former Director of the Center for Effective Education, John Locke Foundation
The Clarion-Ledger has the skinny,
Teachers across the state shed pounds thanks to Weight Watchers courses paid mostly with state education money.
But the biggest loser?
Lawmakers gave Weight Watchers about $300,000 a year from 2011 to 2016, but documents from the Mississippi Department of Education show the voucher program at times needed about half that amount — or less — to operate.
We should support initiatives that improve the physical health of our teachers, but obviously, this is the wrong way to do it.