The school district in Warwick, Rhode Island, has decided to publicly humiliate and punish schoolchildren who have fallen behind in paying the district for their lunch. Those who owe the district lunch money will, from now on, only be given a butter and jelly sandwich until they pay up. How much do we Americans hate children? It’s not just that we force millions of them to live in poverty, or be denied adequate health care, or are leaving them a world without polar ice caps. We also like to shame them and starve them in the lunchroom.