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  • Writer's pictureJoanne Jacobs

Students show up when parents get cash for perfect attendance



Nearly 200 low-income families living in Birmingham (Alabama) public housing qualified for a drawing worth $300 in rent and utility payments at the end of the school year. All had children with perfect attendance in city schools.


When "Every Day Counts" started in January, only three families qualified for the drawing, reports Austin Pratt for ABC 3340 News.

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Ann Green
Ann Green
Jun 14

This is a good thing to help people pay bills and take care of the education life of poor children.

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rob
Jun 14
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I disagree. It's exemplary to help someone through a rough spot, but it is detrimental to simply provide for them in perpetuity. Human dignity flows from being able to take care of yourself. We have endless "safety nets" for poor folks. We don't need to add another one where we pay their kids to go to school (teaching them that school is such a stupid waste of time that they need to be paid to attend).

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rob
Jun 12

In his 1958 book Methuselah's Children, Robert Heinlein presented a future newspaper headline, 'LOS ANGELES HI-SCHOOL MOB DEFIES SCHOOL BOARD “Higher Pay, Shorter hours, no Homework—We Demand Our Right to Elect Teachers, Coaches.”' He called the time of this headline The Crazy Years.


We're there.

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