posted on Apr, 2 2013 @ 09:17 AM
I'm not a fan of this. There are to many others factors that play into a child not performing in well in school. So, let's just heap it all on the
parents and blame them.
I can see why and understand the motivation but typically how things are handled nowadays, done in the wrong way. Most important factor imo, is the
actual school and teachers. It's hard to motivate children to learn when the teacher doesn't really care. I wonder how well these schools are
performing with these underachieving children. So much for No Child Left Behind. Now it's; Kids Hungry Forever.
Not to mention that the majority of those on federal aid are the working poor, so those parents have something else heaped onto their plates. And the
factor of learning disabilities that have a tendency to get overlooked. Yes, not a good idea to me.
Not to mention it's a D-! If the child fails a class pretty much, your benefits are cut. Still not a recipe for success. So if the kid gets an A,
then it's an extra $50 to spend on food for a week?
“How does Sen. Campfield expect a child to do his homework when there is no food on the dinner table?” he said
Good question. Your going to have some "I can do this overtime, earn needed extra money at my low paying job and cut my food budget or i can help my
kids, have more money for food but not enough to pay some bills". It's always bad when they target the poor. Hell, what about the ones that don't have
kids, like the elderly! They will gloss it over.
The basic idea is good, trying to promote more parental interaction in the schooling of your kid but not like this.
edit on 2-4-2013 by
cenpuppie because: (no reason given)