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Do you think that Kids should be paid to get good grades in school? And I don't mean being rewarded by the parents I mean being paid by the city or state? Story is real.. Michael Bloomberg Mayor of NY is sponsoring this program with schools.
I was raised to do what I was told and do it well. If I had a bad attitude there would be consequences. There was never an expectation on my part that I should be paid to go to school or get good grades. I wanted to because I wanted to do well..and make my parents happy. What has happen in our country when our kids will do nothing without anything in return?! So when these kids who are being paid cash for getting "good" grades get to college, who pays them then? I think this sets a precedence for children who look for "payments" in everything.. and if they don't get it..they won't try..they won't do the job. Allowance at home is fine with your kids.. But If my son said to me "Mom I am not making my bed unless you pay me what I deserve" Oh my word.. no way.. He will make his bed because the lessons of a made bed everyday far outweigh the lesson of him receiving a quarter every time his bed is made.