Baltimore, Maryland has made a bold step. As of the beginning of this week (June 1st, 2015), school served breakfast and lunch are free to all students. There are a handful of other districts in Maryland that are taking advantage of this opportunity as well.

Considering the fact that inmates around the country get four square meals a day, it's a wonder it's taken this long to extend the same courtesy to the school system. Research shows hungry students are at a great disadvantage in the classroom. So how much longer until this is implemented throughout the country?