posted on Jan, 29 2008 @ 06:27 PM
So I read this articale on USA today and I find it as a very interesting approach in education.
In suburban Atlanta, a pair of schools last week kicked off a program that will pay 8th- and 11th-grade students $8 an hour for a 15-week "Learn &
Earn" after-school study program (the federal minimum wage is currently $5.85).
So, the students get $8 an hour for TAKING lessons, as the quote states above, that's higher than the minimum wage. I am not sure where the
system is going with this because this will cause a influx of students applying for those tutoring programs and most of them will probably go for the
money instead of the education. They also said that the system will give $100 for passing an AP test. Come on I'm already planning on taking about 13
AP Exams in my high school (Not including the other 13 IB Exams), and what will I get? Nothing. Personally I don't think that the money matters that
much, and I think that this program will only corrupt the kids. Sure they will get more tutoring and take more AP classes, the question is, can they
do well? Or do they just streamline the minimum requirements.