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Cincinnati High School Paying Students To Come To School

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posted on Feb, 13 2012 @ 07:45 PM
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The Dohn Community High School has launched a $40,000 incentive program to get students to come to class.

According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, students will get Visa gift cards for showing up everyday for school, being on time for class and not getting into trouble. Seniors would get $25 while underclassmen would get $10.


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“People will say you’re rewarding kids for something they should already be doing anyway,” Davenport told the Enquirer. “But they’re not doing it. We’ve tried everything else.”


Here's why:

The school is trying out this new idea after the Ohio Department of Education designated the school an “academic emergency” on its report card. About 14 percent of students graduated from Dohn during the 2010-2011 school year.



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I guess they have tax money to burn. This is just plain wrong. Maybe, I'm old-fashioned, but discipline them for late arrival and poor attendance. Every time you turn around you're hearing something you never imagined actually becoming reality.

I really think our education system is failing if you have to bribe the kids to get them to class on time and to behave.



edit on 2/13/2012 by sad_eyed_lady because: (no reason given)




posted on Feb, 13 2012 @ 08:02 PM
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I should have been paid well for what I had to endure with 12 years of Catholic schools.

Marching like the Hitler Youth, ninja nuns with Samurai sword yard sticks, pedophile priests, force fed Religious indoctrination... and those were the good times!




posted on Feb, 13 2012 @ 08:07 PM
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With a 14% graduation rate the other 86% probobly become criminals.



posted on Feb, 13 2012 @ 08:17 PM
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I hated school, too. Although, I'd say I had very sweet nuns for teachers, I know it can be otherwise.
I'm glad my kids appreciated the mega bucks we spent to give them 12 years of private school. They really had a sense of school pride, at least in high school.

I want to hear what kind of results they get from paying the kids to attend and behave. I seriously doubt they are going to get anywhere with this.



posted on Feb, 13 2012 @ 08:19 PM
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What's wrong with the parent of these kids allowing them to stay home? Ask any kid and they would jump at the chance of staying home from school. It's not the school's fault that you have a generation of kids that don't care about their education. I can bet these kids are sitting at home playing video games or chatting with their friends on face book. That's the only thing most of these kids care about these days.

Again, like I've always said, you can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink. Lets start putting the blame solely where it belongs. You can have the best and smartest educator's, but if parents don't instill the importance of education in their children's lives than any school will fail.

Public schools can't pick and choose the cream of the crop like private schools can. Private schools can expel students with poor attendance, disruptive behavior and poorly performing students, and guess who has to open their doors to them...public schools. Public school administrators and school district across the country fail to strictly enforce school policy because too many children have become disrespectful and just don't care if they fail.

Most of the so called "charter schools" are performing below public schools and they're not required to follow strict state education guidelines like public schools.

Maybe I'm ranting here, but our government and the majority of the public in this country have no idea what is going on public schools. They set state and federal policies, but I guarantee none have ever spent a week in a public inner city school. Maybe their afraid to.



posted on Feb, 13 2012 @ 08:20 PM
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Originally posted by wantsome
With a 14% graduation rate the other 86% probobly become criminals.


............. or single parent moms.
2nd lines are so overated.



posted on Feb, 13 2012 @ 08:24 PM
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Here's a radical, new idea: discipline the kids, stop spending 8+ hours a day stroking their egos and telling them how "special" they are, and make the parents accountable. If the the little terror wants to curse and be disruptive, either give him a little forceful education on his posterior or suspend him - with waterworks, not for him, but his parents. Trust me...it won't solve the whole mess, but it will at least slow it down a little.



posted on Feb, 13 2012 @ 08:26 PM
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Fantastic idea, pay kids to go to school; that should teach them responsibility. What a load of BS! A 14% graduation rate tells me that there are a ton of parents out there that couldn't care less about their children's future. I'd like to hear what else they've tried.



posted on Feb, 13 2012 @ 08:28 PM
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We have something similar to this in the UK..apart from it's for the whole country, & not everyone is entitled to it.

It's called Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA).

But my question is what happens when kids are going in to schools, purely on the basis of picking up their funding every week, rather than going to get an education?

Because that seems to be case these days..

Yes, it's a good incentive for kids to stay & school & be awarded for good attendance & punctuality..But if they don't care for the education & more about the money, then is it really that good?



posted on Feb, 13 2012 @ 08:37 PM
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Originally posted by WeRpeons
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Lets start putting the blame solely where it belongs. You can have the best and smartest educator's, but if parents don't instill the importance of education in their children's lives than any school will fail.

Public school administrators and school district across the country fail to strictly enforce school policy because too many children have become disrespectful and just don't care if they fail.


I agree. The parents aren't doing their job. The school administrators need to enforce the policy as best as they can. I would not want my kid to go to a school where the administrators fail to enforce policy. Perhaps discipline actions needed to be directed to parents (fines or arrests, perhaps). If Mom or Dad had to do jail time or community service I think they would have some incentive to get their kids to school.

Thank you for your intelligent reply.
edit on 2/13/2012 by sad_eyed_lady because: spelling error



posted on Feb, 13 2012 @ 08:37 PM
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I do like this idea, but let's make it worthwhile. Start paying $100 per A; $60 for a B; and $25 for a C each semester. The cash accumulates and they get the whole amount when they graduate high school. Let them invest it in a diversied mutual fund, with some limitations, so they can learn about savings and investing and also build a nice nest egg for college.

I bet it makes it much easier to teach these kids with much less behavior problems. Let's face it, kids do need an education but most don't value it due to their lack of experience. If you provide them with something of value in exchange for learning, they just may be more motivated to learn. It would also get them ready for the real world where your pay is determined by the merit of your work.



posted on Feb, 13 2012 @ 08:38 PM
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I think its a good idea but they should step it up a notch. Students that get b's should get money. I grew up in a poor area, the schools wear not teaching us what we need to learn. They teach you a bunch of useless stuff that your going to forget after you take finals because your never going to use it again. Money is time... Why waist time at school when you could make money or hand out with friends? Public school is a compleate waist of time. Goverment brain washing, they only teach what is in the state standardize test. Teach you to think with a close mind and not to question. The best class I took in high school was philosophy THE ONLY CLASS I GOT ANY THING OUT OF SCHOOL and it was not required. School does not teach you logic, they teach you how to slave for 8hrs a day.



posted on Feb, 13 2012 @ 09:18 PM
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Uhhhh, Ummmmm.... How about the government stop being parents and let the true parents motivate the children. When I was a kid a religious experience via an ass whooping was coming. Going to school was the lesser of potential problems. Builds character..

Abe Lincoln had a crap life which made him a decent president. In Rome the current leader would adopt a good potential leader because their kids had lived too easy a life to be decent as a leader. Hmmmm, George Bush (silver spoon in mouth).

My point is, quit coddling the little bastards.



posted on Feb, 13 2012 @ 09:24 PM
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Originally posted by sligtlyskeptical

I do like this idea, but let's make it worthwhile. Start paying $100 per A; $60 for a B; and $25 for a C each semester. The cash accumulates and they get the whole amount when they graduate high school. Let them invest it in a diversied mutual fund, with some limitations, so they can learn about savings and investing and also build a nice nest egg for college.

I bet it makes it much easier to teach these kids with much less behavior problems. Let's face it, kids do need an education but most don't value it due to their lack of experience. If you provide them with something of value in exchange for learning, they just may be more motivated to learn. It would also get them ready for the real world where your pay is determined by the merit of your work.


Interesting idea, but where is this money coming from? Not to mention what a terrible lesson to teach.If you won't do what's required then we'll pay you.You can't buy character.



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