Discussion in 'Education' started by chanel, Aug 30, 2010.
Big incentive for school attendance: Cash
That $900 can cover their school supplies and clothes for the year.
Paying People to Parent? I bet there was a cash exchange when Dante was created...
No fucking way.
Who says they have to do that? Maybe they're out of weed.
Spoiled rotten entitlement junkies. Kids from other countries are so grateful for a free education, and many Americans not only take it for granted, they want to be rewarded. Makes me nuts.
Maybe they are out of weed?
Do you agree with school vouchers?
I believe in school vouchers for kids who have to dodge bullets on their way to school. Who wouldn't?
That has nothing to do with this OP. It's a bribe.
Urban Strategies, Inc. | strengthening families & building healthy communities
If I were you, I'd stay the fuck out of St. Louis, MO, from which it appears most of the funding for Stacy Wright's $900.00 bribe originates.
Bad idea. Anytime any government entity wants to pay people to make decisions which should require good sense and decency, it's a mistake. Rewarding stupidity and negligence reaps more of the same.
Conditional cash transfers aren't a new idea. This sounds vaguely like Mexico's Opportunidades program, which has been extremely effective, or Brazil's Bolsa Família program, which is also showing some positive effects. Michael Bloomberg imported the concept and launched the first American version of this program, Opportunity NYC, a few years ago. The preliminary results for New York's program are also promising.
If Urban Strategies wants to try this and in the end it results in better attendance, better behavior, and more parent engagement, good for them.
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