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Snacks served as civics lesson

Teacher and students want to allow snacks in the classroom


A teacher is proposing a change of rules for high school students that would treat them more like adults in the classroom and let them eat snacks as needed while working.

An ongoing, time-consuming issue at Lake Roosevelt is not allowing students to have any food or drinks in the classroom, as per a rule stated in the student handbook, according to civics teacher Brandon Keene, who used the issue as lesson in real-life civics.

“Eating will always be a need for them,” said Keene, who also teaches world history. “We should not waste our classroom time making them feel guilty about snack...

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