City pays students $100 ea. to not skip school- Prgm. called- 'ICE-T' ...seriously

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    I don't know, sounds like one of those issues that scream ' unintended consequences' or 'moral hazard' ahead but hey....and the prgm name? Priceless...they could not have done better if they set out with that name in mind:lol:




    Camden Pays Students $100 Each to Not Skip School
    Anti-truancy program pays Camden high school students to go to school

    The city of Camden will be paying almost 70 high school students $100 each to go to school in the first three weeks of the year.

    Funded by a grant that must be used by Sept. 30, the city is trying to fight truancy with a new program called I Can End Truancy (ICE-T), reports the Inquirer.

    To receive the promised $100, each of the 66 targeted students must attend classes as well as conflict-resolution and anger-management workshops until Sept. 30.

    Not everyone was happy about the pay-off program at Tuesday night’s school board meeting, according to the Inquirer. Board member Sean Brown voiced his anger that he just learned of the truancy program.

    Former board member Jose Delgado said that it was “outrageous” and it sends the wrong message to kids, reports the Inquirer.

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    Camden Pays Kids $100 Each to Not Skip School | NBC Philadelphia
     
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    Not $100 Trajan - $400 PLUS $200 worth of school supplies. And here's the best part. Even if they did not attend regularly, they got a stipend for EFFORT. Just like the real world, right?

    66 kids qualified and only 28 completed the program. I believe it was three weeks long.

    What a success!!!! :clap2:
     

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