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February 15th, 2012
02:23 PM ET

Getting Paid to Attend School

The principal of a charter school in Cincinnati says they've tried everything else to get students to attend school.  Now, they're paying them.

For seniors, it's $25 a week until graduation day (part of the money goes into a savings account that they can access at graduation).  For underclassmen, it's $10 a week.  Students have to have perfect attendance and good conduct to get the money.

Will it work?  Well, on the first day of the program, attendance was 100%.  But whether it will work long term - and whether it's the best plan - is up for debate.

We'd love to hear your comments on this program out of Cincinnati.

Carl Azuz, Anchor


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