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School Pays Students To Attend Class

Hits: 8908 | Rating: (1.7) | Category: News & Politics | Added by: fancylad
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Kreaol
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 54 Posts
Thursday, February 16, 2012 6:36:30 AM
So this is where that Obama money is going...

Solargirl
Female, 18-29, Europe
 82 Posts
Thursday, February 16, 2012 6:08:25 AM
We had a similar thing called Education Maintenance Allowance which they scrapped in the end.

CoffeeTalk
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 192 Posts
Thursday, February 16, 2012 4:36:50 AM
The principal said "does type of deels"? WTF?!?!

HerColdHands
Female, 18-29, Western US
 475 Posts
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 5:36:52 PM
If you're in a private school, your PARENTS pay for your education. Stop being a little prick about it.

sniper11290
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 51 Posts
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 3:22:22 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.....

patchgrabber
Male, 30-39, Canada
 5597 Posts
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 11:26:44 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.

TKD_Master
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 4827 Posts
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 11:20:39 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.

McGovern1981
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 12739 Posts
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 10:09:26 AM
Diss a be a great suppliment to my EBT card mabeyz I'll feed my kidz diss time!! NAhhh more pink blingz!

Fazerella
Female, 13-17, Europe
 109 Posts
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 9:43:53 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.

akabane
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 1051 Posts
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 7:20:04 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?

tommy2X4
Male, 50-59, Eastern US
 3166 Posts
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 7:00:23 AM
Enunciation 101

patchgrabber
Male, 30-39, Canada
 5597 Posts
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 6:40:48 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.

DromEd
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 1394 Posts
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 5:55:40 AM
"I know they be happy to have some money in they pocket."

Yep, sounds like school is really paying off!


PhotoKing
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 523 Posts
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 5:54:37 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.

andybme
Male, 50-59, Western US
 296 Posts
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 5:08:01 AM
fail

andynaylor
Male, 18-29, Europe
 241 Posts
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 4:35:56 AM
Job at the end of it?

andynaylor
Male, 18-29, Europe
 241 Posts
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 4:35:19 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

trippyhippy9
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 555 Posts
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 4:33:49 AM
There is a problem? THROW MONEY AT IT!

lemaxwell
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 39 Posts
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 12:03:42 AM
paying them according to their grades would make more sense

collegebound
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 3656 Posts
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 11:58:56 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...

Draculya
Male, 40-49, Asia
 10269 Posts
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 10:03:41 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.

Draculya
Male, 40-49, Asia
 10269 Posts
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 9:46:54 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.

Ripper398
Male, 18-29, Western US
 1318 Posts
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 9:36:24 PM
I never got paid to go to school and look at me. 31 and working at a grocery store...

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33697 Posts
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 8:55:05 PM

O M G

That's all...I can't think of anything else to say

Sonsglow
Male, 18-29, Western US
 199 Posts
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 8:42:58 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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