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    fancylad Male 30-39
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    February 14, 2012 at 3:51 pm
    Link: School Pays Students To Attend Class - 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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    Nytewulf Male 30-39
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    February 14, 2012 at 3:53 pm
    facepalm
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    IrishJesus Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2012 at 4:04 pm
    ....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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    bataleon27 Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2012 at 4:04 pm
    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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    CaptKangaroo Male 50-59
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    February 14, 2012 at 4:56 pm
    @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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    ledzeppeloyd Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2012 at 4:57 pm
    good, they`re paying them to sleep in the classrooms now
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    February 14, 2012 at 4:59 pm
    Pay `em or whip `em. Either way works.
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    LillianDulci Female 18-29
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    February 14, 2012 at 4:59 pm
    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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    stk5m Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2012 at 5:01 pm
    Cincinnati, keeping drug dealers off the streets before 3pm since 2012
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    eovogt Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2012 at 5:09 pm
    They do the same thing with Natives where I live.
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    tttaylorrr Female 18-29
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    February 14, 2012 at 5:11 pm
    @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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    daroofa Male 40-49
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    February 14, 2012 at 5:20 pm
    When I was a kid, I was good for nothing.
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    herpaderp062 Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2012 at 5:56 pm
    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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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    February 14, 2012 at 6:22 pm
    Awesome
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    bigkkm Male 50-59
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    February 14, 2012 at 7:17 pm
    Didn`t Freakanomics do a study on this and came to the conclusion that it didn`t work?
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    kummi90 Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2012 at 7:24 pm
    "...some money in they pocket". *sigh*...
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2012 at 7:24 pm
    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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    skypirate Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2012 at 7:29 pm
    they should make them pay to go to school...haven`t missed a class since high school!
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    February 14, 2012 at 7:35 pm
    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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    ScottSerious Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2012 at 7:53 pm
    yes, $25 a week will surely support them instead of a full week of minimum wage pay.
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    Suicism Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2012 at 8:34 pm
    Gotta make that $krilla!

    Na, na, but seriously - Incentive work$.
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    Sonsglow Male 18-29
    201 posts
    February 14, 2012 at 8:42 pm
    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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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    February 14, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    O M G

    That`s all...I can`t think of anything else to say
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    Ripper398 Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2012 at 9:36 pm
    I never got paid to go to school and look at me. 31 and working at a grocery store...
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    February 14, 2012 at 9:46 pm
    "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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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    February 14, 2012 at 10:03 pm
    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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    collegebound Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2012 at 11:58 pm
    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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    lemaxwell Female 18-29
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    February 15, 2012 at 12:03 am
    paying them according to their grades would make more sense
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    trippyhippy9 Male 18-29
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    February 15, 2012 at 4:33 am
    There is a problem? THROW MONEY AT IT!
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    andynaylor Male 18-29
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    February 15, 2012 at 4:35 am
    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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    andynaylor Male 18-29
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    February 15, 2012 at 4:35 am
    Job at the end of it?
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    andybme Male 50-59
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    February 15, 2012 at 5:08 am
    fail
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    PhotoKing Male 30-39
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    February 15, 2012 at 5:54 am
    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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    DromEd Male 40-49
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    February 15, 2012 at 5:55 am
    "I know they be happy to have some money in they pocket."

    Yep, sounds like school is really paying off!

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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    February 15, 2012 at 6:40 am
    They do the same thing with Natives where I live.
    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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    tommy2X4 Male 50-59
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    February 15, 2012 at 7:00 am
    Enunciation 101
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    akabane Male 18-29
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    February 15, 2012 at 7:20 am
    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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    Fazerella Female 13-17
    106 posts
    February 15, 2012 at 9:43 am
    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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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    February 15, 2012 at 10:09 am
    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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    TKD_Master Male 18-29
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    February 15, 2012 at 11:20 am
    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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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    February 15, 2012 at 11:26 am
    @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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    sniper11290 Male 18-29
    51 posts
    February 15, 2012 at 3:22 pm
    "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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    HerColdHands Female 18-29
    471 posts
    February 15, 2012 at 5:36 pm
    If you`re in a private school, your PARENTS pay for your education. Stop being a little prick about it.
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    CoffeeTalk Male 40-49
    193 posts
    February 16, 2012 at 4:36 am
    The principal said "does type of deels"? WTF?!?!
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    Solargirl Female 18-29
    89 posts
    February 16, 2012 at 6:08 am
    We had a similar thing called Education Maintenance Allowance which they scrapped in the end.
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    Kreaol Male 18-29
    52 posts
    February 16, 2012 at 6:36 am
    So this is where that Obama money is going...

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