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February 15th, 2012, 07:41 AM
in_mommy's Avatar I am just me
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There is a school in Cincinatti that is PAYING the kids to be on time everyday. They get 25 a week as seniors and 10 for the younger kids.
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I cant believe it!! Craziness. Just lets them continue with their sense of entitlement. What ever happened to having consequences for not doing what your supposed to be doing.

They are being paid to show up on time everday for a week. But what about doing the work and participating in class?? Is it they are paying so they have their numbers and the school gets their money? I can see where they think they are doing these kids a favor by offering them money to get them in school and off the streets.
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February 15th, 2012, 09:51 AM
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All I can say is I wish my high school would have done that.

Seriously though, I don't think it is going to help the kids much. Yes, they will be in school on time-but what if they leave early (like I always did ) or skip classes? What if they just don't pay attention? Getting there on time isn't going to help with grades or prepare them for college.
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February 15th, 2012, 10:56 AM
BensMom's Avatar Ephesians 4:29
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What irked me is that they're using charity and donation money to fund this. If I'd been supporting that charity, I'd be annoyed at the charity for participating.
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February 15th, 2012, 12:36 PM
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Stupid, stupid and stupid.
The only reason they are doing it, is to keep/get funding. I don't know about other states, but in Ohio, there are certain block weeks that have a huge impact on the funding. They really push 100% attendance during those weeks. It used to just be one week in September/October. Now that week is still the "official" week, but they've thrown in others periodically too, just to ensure the schools aren't boosting their numbers for that week alone.

I don't believe kids should be paid to go to school. I believe it's a recipe for disaster.
But then I also don't believe kids should get paid to help upkeep(ie. do basic chores) their own home either.
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