With piles of extra money lying around Washington DC, educators have joined government redistribution efforts to dump the loot before anyone catches on. Offering a $300 per child cash incentive to parents who enroll their kid at Jefferson Elementary School, the Urban Strategies program will entice families from three mixed-income complexes surrounding the St. Louis, Missouri school.
St. Louis Today reports, “Kids themselves also have been paid for everything from grades on tests to the number of books they read. [...] Paying families for their children’s behavior and attendance is part of an ongoing debate in a half dozen cities.”
Just a clever way of saying, “other cities and schools will soon add the program, thereby destroying any sense of personal responsibility and drive to succeed, while facilitating more dependency on government.” But don’t take our word for it…
“If the cash makes a difference at Jefferson this semester, Urban Strategies hopes to offer it to more parents at the school. The organization also would like to expand the incentive to nearby Dunbar Elementary School, and to other cities where it has partnerships,” said Kate Casas, senior project manager for Urban Strategies.
Families near the school have over a dozen educational choices for their children, ranging from magnets, to charters, to traditional public schools. But Stacey Wright, local mom, stands to earn $900 for her three children.
Naturally, some folks have a bad attitude towards the Urban Strategies program. Take Garrett Duncan for instance. He’s an associate professor of education at Washington University.
Garrett says, “It’s almost like bribing (the students) instead of correcting the core problems.”
Careful Garrett, ‘racist hate speech’ will get you nowhere. Besides, the Urban Strategies program is guaranteed to increase production of more offspring.
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Hat tip: Reta