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Forum Post: Cincinnati-Area School Pays Kids to… Show Up to School

Posted 2 years ago on Feb. 18, 2012, 10:55 a.m. EST by SteveKJR (-497)
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Really shows where our contry is headed - having to pay kids to go to school.

Just goes to show the mentality of the people of this country when it comes to being "rewarded" for doing somthing they should already be doing to improve their lives.

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[-] 1 points by human6 (88) 2 years ago

so people should be forced to go to a place where they are treated like prisoners, forced to learn useless bullshit and brainwashed into loving the state. School is wrong, if it was so great then you wouldn't have to fund it through force or force it on kids. School is forced labor without pay, and lincoln ended that

[-] 1 points by gestopomillyy (1695) 2 years ago

i think you must be imagining that all kids live in decent homes with decent parents.. most poor kids have to deal with drunk parents everynight, constant fear of death by a neighbor, figuring out how to get some dinner, and no where to do homework cept on a park bench .. thier lives are miserable and 'school and survival " just dont mesh. give these kids a break.

[-] 0 points by SteveKJR (-497) 2 years ago

Tell me, why is it that we have a society of "poor kids that have to deal with drunk parents, fear of death, figuring out how to get dinner and no where to do homework".

What does that tell you about our society? It tells you that we have a long way to go and it isn't going to be straightned out anytime soon.

[-] 1 points by gestopomillyy (1695) 2 years ago

agreed although the poor kids are only a segment. not a reflection of the whole. but with the world in this economic crisis, without drastic changes in politics and big business that segment will increase dramatically over the next decade. we are actually going backwards!

[-] 1 points by Okay1 (20) 2 years ago

No real surprises here. I bet it becomes widespread.

[-] 0 points by SteveKJR (-497) 2 years ago

There is also a school in GA that is allowing kids who don't pass the required exams to study the area they didn't pass.

Once they completed studying they can take that part of the exam they missed and if they pass, they have been signed off as passing the complete exam.

How stupid is that?

[-] 1 points by gestopomillyy (1695) 2 years ago

now that is not stupid.. that is the same requirement for GED. which holds the same weight as a diploma in the job market.. not in the college entrance package of course... so there is nothing wrong with that since they require one or the other for even janitor jobs now a days. so you have to allow even the least of them to get a diploma. high school means very little in the scheme of things..

[-] 0 points by SteveKJR (-497) 2 years ago

Ok, so you train them to take tests that way and when they take the college entrance exam they will expect the same treatment.

When I was in school and took a test - that was it - I didn't get a "second chance". You knew that you had to make it for if you didn't you would fail. That's called "learning how to succede".

Dumbing down is not the way to go.

[-] 1 points by gestopomillyy (1695) 2 years ago

no you are not 'training' them for college ,, you are training them to get a piece of paper that says they can read and write. thats all high school is for. there are specific programs within the schools for kids that intend to go on to college, those that dont take that route only need the basics and a piece of paper to prove they are capable of reading and taking instruction, and simple math. a ged is the exact equivelant of a high school diploma. it proves the same thing.to employers and colleges how is using the same method for one and not the other dumbing down? .

[-] 0 points by SteveKJR (-497) 2 years ago

Well then why are there so many high school students who apply to college with the "so called" necessary credentials to enter college not making the cut?

There is a vast majority that have to take "remedial" courses before they can even be accepted.

[-] 1 points by gestopomillyy (1695) 2 years ago

because the law says that public college has to accept them no matter what. those students should not be accepted. they should not have been allowed to graduate in the first place. but the law is the law

[-] 0 points by SteveKJR (-497) 2 years ago

So I say again our schools are "dumbed down" - If you don't believe me compare a home schooled student to a government schooled student and see who comes out on top?

[-] 1 points by gestopomillyy (1695) 2 years ago

well in that case of course your talking about money not curriculum.. if every student could be in a class of no more than 5 students we wouldnt see this problem. home schooled kids have one teacher and how many others in the class? if we set class size to 5 per teacher all our kids would be genius as it is.. there are about 25 to 40 kids per class .. you cant teach them all at the same time therefore only about 5 of them will actually learn anything.. what to do with the others? well,, just let them pass no matter if they know anything or not. thats not dumbing down the school.. thats lets get them thru and out as planned regardless of what they learn or dont learn.

[-] 0 points by SteveKJR (-497) 2 years ago

The problem we have today is not about the size of class but the upbringing of the student and what is expected of the schools with regard to things other then education.

If educating students was the only issue we would have the brightest most educated students on the plant. It's not - there are a lot of other variables that have an hugh effect on teaching todays youth..

When I was in HS we had 60 students to a class and we all graduated knowing how to read write and do math. We weren't concerned about getting our feelings hurt or condeming someone because of what they said or did and in return making it a "national issue".

Times have changed and todaysstudents are taught to be followers instead of leaders -

[-] 1 points by gestopomillyy (1695) 2 years ago

whre is the article? how do you know this

[-] 0 points by SteveKJR (-497) 2 years ago