Paid to go to school

A Tucson non-profit will pay 175 low-income high school students $25 a week to stay in school, stay out of trouble and pass their courses.

The scheme reminds me of Charles Sykes’ new book, 50 Rules Kids Won’t Learn in School. Such as Rule 4: You are not entitled . . .

My favorite is Rule 21: You’re offended? So what? No, really. So what?

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  1. A slippery slope is being walked here.

    If I were to see a school of that nature when I was in high school, I would’ve done whatever I could to get in there.

  2. Deirdre Mundy says:

    Really? I would have run like crazy because I’d have assumed that the other kids in it were deliquents……..

    Plus, $25 a week isn’t very much…. That’s less than a dollar an hour…. I used to make 10 an hour babysitting back in the early 90s………

  3. The Tucson isn’t quite what I had in mind, I think my post/idea is a little better!

  4. $25 a week to do what I’m supposed to do? And I still have my regular job? Easy money as a teenager!

    I was a cynical, manipulative, and conspiring child. I was that “good” kid who got away with anything. Thank goodness I’ve changed. I hope. 🙂

  5. $25 isn’t (nearly) enough to make a bad idea worth it. And is any of this tied to grades, attendance, or attitude?

  6. Now if we could just bring back the medieval guild systems…