This year, DPS did not even think about serving students Southern-style chicken with biscuit, as well as sweet potatoes or collard greens, the menu promised last year.
DPS didn't wind up serving that meal in 2010, either. After controversy flared over the the lunch offerings -- which did, in fact, include some of MLK's favorite foods -- the district changed the menu and served the kids some politically correct, polyglot tacoroni or other lunchroom staple.
This year, DPS dodged the problem by making last Friday an assessment day, with no classes. Schools is officially out today. And tomorrow's featured item on the DPS menu? Chile relleno quiche.
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