Dunn’s Civics > Home Economics
One could argue that the demise of “Home Economics” in the American School curriculum was a planned precursor to the market’s capture of American dining rooms, pocketbooks, and consumer choice.
Zachary Maxwell may only be 11 years old, but he has an award-winning short film that will be screened at the Manhattan Film Festival this year.
It's called "Yuck! — A 4th Grader's Short Documentary About School Lunch," and it exposes the dark side of the NYC Department of Education's lunch program.
In the fall of 2011, then-fourth grader Zachary asked his parents if he could start packing and bringing his own lunch to school. His parents insisted he keep eating the school's hot lunch, which was not only free, but sounded delicious on the NYC Department of Education's menu on its website.