School Pays Students To Attend Class

Submitted by: fancylad 5 years ago

A school in Cincinnati is taking a unique approach to get students to come to class -- it"s paying them to attend.
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Male 52
So this is where that Obama money is going...
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Female 89
We had a similar thing called Education Maintenance Allowance which they scrapped in the end.
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Male 196
The principal said "does type of deels"? WTF?!?!
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Female 471
If you`re in a private school, your PARENTS pay for your education. Stop being a little prick about it.
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Male 51
"times is hard ya` know"
"i know they`d be happy to have some money in they pocket"

Wow thank god I`m in private school. I pay to get my education while these ungrateful people that don`t want to learn get bribed to attend school.....
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Male 5,811
@TKD: But the best way to learn material is to go to class. When I was in uni the classes I didn`t go to as much were the ones I did worse in.
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Male 4,793
Going to school is not important at all. Going to class is not important. What is important is learning the material. Just because they are going to school now does not mean things will improve.
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Male 14,330
Diss a be a great suppliment to my EBT card mabeyz I`ll feed my kidz diss time!! NAhhh more pink blingz!
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Female 106
We have something similar in the UK. EMA (education maintenence allowance) is paid to the low income students from 16-18 if they continue past compulsory education which stops at 16. It`s supposed to encourage people to consider higher education at uni, and stay in college from 16-18.

It worked sort of okay, but obviously not well enough since it`s been scrapped recently. I suppose paying off students doesn`t actually work.
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Male 1,093
this makes me depressed. If people want to be losers, let them. Bribery is the worst way to get someone to do something. What if you stop, then what?
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Male 3,474
Enunciation 101
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Male 5,811
[quote]They do the same thing with Natives where I live.[/quote]
Correct, although with First Nations people it`s for different reasons. I believe it`s because the treaties they had originally signed had something about us paying for their education, although I could be wrong. My friend taught high school up north on a reserve, and the problem with the whole payment thing was that they would cut each kid a cheque for the whole semester after just the first month, so after the first month attendance would drop faster than acid at a Grateful Dead show.
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Male 2,371
"I know they be happy to have some money in they pocket."

Yep, sounds like school is really paying off!

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Male 526
there isn`t enough money to keep teachers. $25 isnt` that much if you have a job. and simply listening to how they pronounce things, shows me that while they are there collecting, they aren`t learning anything. what about the white kids? they aren`t poor also?

meanwhile gingrich wants all the kids to not only come to school, but clean the toilets.
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Male 296
fail
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Male 239
Job at the end of it?
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Male 239
In the England, Secondary school is split into 5 years 7-11 ranging from age 11 to 16. Years in my school were broken down into sets, gifted - average - and bottom. From 7-11 I was in the gifted set, I was an all A student and all I got were extra classes, extra homework and no help from Teachers if it was ever needed. The bottom set got week long field study trips, no homework, 1-1 tuition. I went to college, 16-18, again extra work, A grade in all classes, while my "friends" from school in lower sets were paid to go by the college then they were entitled to EMA. Then we move onto Uni, I graduated 1/1 honours. With £24,000 debt. While my lower set friends got jobs. Now I`ve had no help from anyone, can`t find a job even though I`m highly qualified. While my lower set friends are all working, all advancing in their careers, have spouses and children. Where`s the incentive to go to school, be smart, and pass all your courses when in this economic climate there`s no
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Male 559
There is a problem? THROW MONEY AT IT!
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Female 39
paying them according to their grades would make more sense
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Male 3,745
if they hadn`t done this then all of you complaining about it now would be complaining about the next violent video with kids beating up some poor bystander on youtube when they should have been in school anyway...

either take the lesser sin that`s a win or take the loss like a boss and shut the drat up...
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Male 14,775
Schools teach kids to dream of lofty careers, but some kids need to be taken aside and asked "Will you be worth minimum wage?"

These days, an employer can get a bright kid, or a recent college grad, or a really switched on experienced adult for minimum wage. A lazy git who thinks they are entitled to a full wage packet just for attending work is not worth minimum wage, (unless it`s some kind of a taxpayer-funded programme that rebates the employer). The only way you can make minimum wage with no brains is doing some really offensive menial task like slopping out pigs and these kids don`t have the work ethic for that.

Below minimum wage is welfare, prostitution and/or crime.
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Male 14,775
"yes, $25 a week will surely support them instead of a full week of minimum wage pay."

If they could handle multiplication they would know that. All they need to do is sign for the welfare check, beyond that is pointless.
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Male 1,311
I never got paid to go to school and look at me. 31 and working at a grocery store...
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Male 37,902

O M G

That`s all...I can`t think of anything else to say
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Male 201
My high school did this (even back in 2002) and I found it to be asinine. As someone working on a degree to become an educator - I still find it to be asinine.
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Male 3,631
Gotta make that $krilla!

Na, na, but seriously - Incentive work$.
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Male 5,314
yes, $25 a week will surely support them instead of a full week of minimum wage pay.
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Male 14,775
There is only one token white kid who got disproportionate coverage and one passed out maybe Asian kid who`s probably working 2 shifts at the takeaway. Everyone else is black.

This is not an economic issue, it`s not even a race issue, it`s a cultural issue. It`s not white people keeping black people down, it`s black people keeping black people down by promoting crap like ebonics and gang culture.
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Male 2,545
they should make them pay to go to school...haven`t missed a class since high school!
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Male 10,440
At first I was all "hell no!"

Then they said the kids were underprivileged, poor and had to work to make ends meet, so I thought "all right, I guess that can work".

But then I realized that $25 for 5 days school is stupid. If someone is so poor that they have to skip school to work to feed themselves, then $25 per week is not nearly enough.

So I`m back to "hell no!". Use that money to improve the quality of education... don`t pay the students. Stupid country...
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Male 541
"...some money in they pocket". *sigh*...
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Male 98
Didn`t Freakanomics do a study on this and came to the conclusion that it didn`t work?
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Male 25,416
Awesome
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Male 49
These kids already dropped out once so there is a real risk of them disengaging again and never graduating.

Private money? Increasing the chances that these kids will graduate when there is a very real chance that they won`t? Keeping them from being a financial burden on society for the rest of their lives?

Wins all around. Cincinnati represent!
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Male 132
When I was a kid, I was good for nothing.
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Female 90
@ledzeppeloyd

he said one of the requirements was "if they behave well." obviously they won`t get paid if they fall asleep...
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Male 197
They do the same thing with Natives where I live.
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Male 322
Cincinnati, keeping drug dealers off the streets before 3pm since 2012
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Female 2,674
I think it`s a good idea if they can get the funds for it without taking from taxpayer money, through donations only like they said. I like that they have to /behave/ to get the money. There was a fight at least once a weak at my high school, and something like this might have helped. All they did was suspend the kids for a few days and shorten the lunch time for everyone (as if a shorter lunch time is going to prevent fights...)

It also makes sense because the school is for dropouts, and anything that encourages them to actually stay in school is a good thing...
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Male 15,832
Pay `em or whip `em. Either way works.
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Male 2,384
good, they`re paying them to sleep in the classrooms now
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Male 2,631
@IrishJesus-
Could not agree more.
From the time I was old enough to sling newspapers off my bicycle(I was 10), I ALWAYS had a job and went to school- and was expected to pull good grades, which meant A`s and B`s. When I hit high school age, It was expected that I have a full time summer job.
My parents kept just as close an eye on how I performed at work, as they did on my schooling. And bless them for that!
My parents, who
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Male 1,178
I used to get paid to go to college in the UK. It was called EMA and it was supposed to get students to be able to go to school instead of having to work to help our their family.

I didn`t really need it, and needless to say it`s been scrapped now
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Male 483
....When I was in highschool, I had a part time job, worked 30 hours/week, AND went to school daily. This is just some bullsh*t.
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Male 513
facepalm
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Male 19,876
Link: School Pays Students To Attend Class [Rate Link] - A school in Cincinnati is taking a unique approach to get students to come to class -- it`s paying them to attend.
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