Re: School teaches kids how capitalism works in the real world. Now everyone is pissed off about it.
posted at 4/6/2013 11:50 AM EDT
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Maybe they could tie the kids' academic performance into their meals accounts and issue credits for good grades.
That might wake some parents up to get involved and pay more attention to their kids....
And how much money are we talking about here? A few bucks at most? That appears to be the price of the contractor's soul.
Funny you mention that.
I saw this the other day.
I don't think it's exactly what your proposing but it was interesting nonetheless.
Talk about putting pressure on Johnny and Janie, if they don't get good grades the whole family goes hungry.
Tennessee legislators want to give poor children a hunger for knowledge. Or, failing that, just regular hunger.
Bill tying student performance to welfare benefits advancing in Legislature.
Legislation to cut welfare benefits of parents with children performing poorly in school has cleared committees of both the House and Senate after being revised to give the parents several ways to avoid the reductions.
The bill is sponsored by Sen. Stacey Campfield, R-Knoxville, and Rep. Vance Dennis, R-Savannah. It calls for a 30 percent reduction in Temporary Assistance for Needy Families benefits to parents whose children are not making satisfactory progress in school.
Simply unbelievable... These are the most disadvantaged kids out there. Let's make it more difficult for them...
So paying 30% less to parents for welfare will result in their kids starving? Average of $60,000 in benefit programs available to the poor, and you think kids will starve?
Parents shoud be compassionate to their kids, and make sure the kids do well in school and eat well, before we worry about "compassion" to the parents with cell phones, big screen TVs and section 8 housing.
I never said anything about "starving" kids. Your focus on cell phones and big screen t.v.s show you really want to talk nonsense ideological points and not the actual reality. You think it is so wonderful to be poor try it sometime. I have actually worked with poor people, homeless people and it is not pretty. The kids' of this population have had a very disjointed educational experience. They are behind their peers and they often have learning disabilities. They are going to struggle. Punishing them (and their families) for their struggles is simply reprehensible. They need all the educational support we can muster to get them out of the under class. Instead you want to make it more difficult for them. But you don't care about the actual reality. You have no need for compassion. You would rather talk your right wing nonsense talk and embrace social Darwinism.
The 'actual reality' is that the government programs have created and fostered a dependency class, and liberal programs have demonstrably failed to incentivize people to get out of the under class. These programs make it more difficult to get out of the welfare trap.
You would rather talk your left wing nonsense about compassion, which to lefties means more and more dependency and failed government programs...
The real Social Darwinism is comfortable liberals with snouts firmly in the public sector, patronizing their 'client' poor...liberal bureacrats after all wouldnt have enough 'clients' if people were incentivized to get out of the hell of welfare.