Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Paying kids to go to school

And for perfect attendance, Johnny gets ... a car

Across the country, schools have begun to offer cars, iPods — even a month's rent — as incentives to students to improve their attendance. Many educators nationwide, including those at a Massachusetts high school, look for creative ways to keep their students motivated. The New York Times reports.

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letter shredder said...

now, if that would be offered, i'm willing to go to grade school again *grin*

Cecilia said...

In my time I didn't even need a push to go to school. Or that's just me as I was a first class geek. :) So...if this would have happened years back, I probably wouldn't worry about a home of my own!

Deb Sistrunk said...

Letter Shredder: That makes two of us!

Cecilia: I think my daughter, if you questioned her, would tell you that I am a first-class geek, too. :-)

Anonymous said...

I believe that incentives work, but what about the low income schools, where supplies are limited and attendance is low,I not sure that an ipod would keep these children in school. I look forward to more updates on this topic.