Does this arise from a political prejudice that society is a mere aggregate of individuals, who want to make money and not pay tax?
Means tests cannot be seen as good for altruistic democracy.
And do they make economic sense. Since the tests must cost time and resources, and free school meals for wealthy families offset the taxes they pay.
And indeed, if children are required to be in school all day, they must expect to be fed and watered.
Perhaps the nest step is means tests for school fees!
R W Standing
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