April 3, 2012

"Fool's Gold"

Something that appears to be one thing, but is in fact another (1).
Review of the percentage of students receiving free and reduced-cost school lunches is an authentic indicator of a community's welfare. Employment is often a primary argument of industry and legislators in support of GMO agricultural practices. When reviewed in a context that takes into account the long-term environmental and community health impact of pesticide burdened GMO agriculture, and actual employment figures; it becomes evident that the promise is but "Fool's Gold".

Percentage of students receiving free and reduced lunch.

2008-2009 2010-2011
Kalaheo El.
28.90% 37.20%
Ele'ele El.
42.00% 50.60%
Kekaha El.
50.30% 61%
Waimea Canyon Middle
43.80% 52.50%
Waimea High
34.60% 40.50%
Ke Kula Niihau Kekaha PCSI
Kula Aupuni Niihau A Kahelelani
Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle
34.50% 41.20%
Kauai High School
26.20% 32.80%
King Kaumualii Elementary
48.90% 55.30%
Koloa Elementary School
47.90% 48.90%
Elsie H. Wilcox Elementary
30.90% 43.80%
Hanalei Elementary School
24.30% 34.50%
Kapaa Elementary School
52.40% 59.50%
Kapaa High School
39.20% 41.00%
Kapaa Middle School
39.00% 46.90%
Kilauea Elementary School
32.20% 43.30%

* No Data Available

1. What is Fool's Gold?
2.Free and Reduced Lunch Data information from School Status and Improvement Reports

3. 5 yr. Longitudinal Kauai Complex Free and Reduced Lunch percentages.

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