On after-school programs, [OMB Director Mick] Mulvaney said services intended to help feed hungry students in order to improve their academic performance deserve to be cut because proof of that progress has not materialized.
"They're supposed to be educational programs, right? I mean, that’s what they’re supposed to do. They're supposed to help kids who don't get fed at home get fed so they do better in school," Mulvaney said. "Guess what? There's no demonstrable evidence they're actually doing that. There's no demonstrable evidence they're actually … helping kids do better in school…. The way we justified it was, these programs are going to help these kids do better in school and get better jobs. And we can’t prove that that’s happening."
Never occurring to Mulvaney is that helping to feed hungry kids so that they aren't hungry is a rather deserving thing in itself.