Voice Recognition

2022 N.C. Teacher of the Year advocates for universal meals

July 14, 2023

Leah Carper, a high-school English teacher and the 2022 North Carolina Teacher of the Year, advocates for federally funded free school meals for all students to eliminate stigma and ensure food security. As the state considers school meals in its upcoming budget, Carper recalls her personal experience of receiving reduced-price lunch and the humiliation she felt when her classmates discovered her financial situation.
Full Story: WUNC-FM (Chapel Hill, N.C.) (7/13)