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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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soundoff (362 Responses)
  1. Paige

    Why should you reward them for skipping school? The people who have a high attendance should get paid. If a statement gets made about paying people to go to school, then they will start attending

    February 15, 2012 at 2:37 pm |
    • Brenna

      Actually I think that you should get paid, that way kids to attend school. I sure would if I were being paid! Maybe my school should do that!

      February 17, 2012 at 7:51 am |
    • Valerie

      They're not rewarding them for skipping school. They're rewarding them for going to school.

      I don't think it's right to pay students for something they should already be doing. Knowledge is what they get for going to school. It just doesn't seem right...

      February 17, 2012 at 11:28 am |
    • sams

      but money just doesn't grow on trees. It is a waste of funds that can be used to get new programs at schools

      February 18, 2012 at 11:42 pm |
      • Emma

        when can I move to that school????

        February 24, 2012 at 10:27 am |
    • Farida

      I think it is good to pay students they will want to go to school ,but in the same time schools will lose money thus they might close.

      February 19, 2012 at 10:49 am |
    • Michael

      Well i think that you should not pay kids to attend school if they want to skip school let them that is there falt when they get older and they dont know what some words mean then so be it then they will regreat it

      February 23, 2012 at 11:06 am |
    • Gretchen

      The school should be focusing on motivating students to get good grades. Showing up is easy, putting an effort into school work and getting good results is the challenging part. THAT should be rewarded.

      February 23, 2012 at 7:35 pm |
    • Brad

      I think students should get paid because we students work hard on our homework and classwork. So i suggest students all over america should get paid!!

      February 24, 2012 at 11:16 am |
    • cole

      I think that it's a good idea but kids should not be paid to learn. That should go to the teachers. Students should just try their best

      February 24, 2012 at 5:39 pm |
  2. Benjamin

    As much as i love the idea because i am also a senior, i have to admit that this is very wrong and should not be continued. There are thousands of kids around the nation and the world that would give anything to attend school in this noble nation. it is wrong to pay kids to come and learn.

    February 15, 2012 at 2:42 pm |
  3. Trevor

    Students should not get paid to go to school, because if the student gets sick they will feel like they have to go to school. Students should be rewarded more for doing well in school, that is one thing I think the schools are lacking. Some student have a hard it making the honor roll, they need to make a system for those student so show them they like that they are doing their best.

    February 15, 2012 at 2:44 pm |
    • Devyn

      Thats a very good point.

      February 25, 2012 at 6:39 pm |
  4. Alejandro

    I feel that if you start paying students' to go to school It would work because myself as a student is always saying that if students got payed to come to school they would try to come more.

    February 15, 2012 at 2:52 pm |
    • john

      But would they try to learn or just do the minimum to get the money

      February 16, 2012 at 11:49 pm |
    • Dean

      I think you are missing the point, PAYING STUDENTS WASTES MONEY AND EVENTUALLY THE SCHOOL WILL BE NOTHING BUT A DUMP!

      February 19, 2012 at 3:19 pm |
    • Destinee

      Well why should you pay kids to do something that they are supposed to do anyway? But don't get me wrong I would probably try harder to go to school if I got payed.

      February 22, 2012 at 9:24 pm |
  5. Bates

    I think that it not right why should you have to pay a child to better their lif e they have to deal with it not the principal's it about time that children understand that they like nice things but don't want to do good in school so they can buy them REALLY !!!! :(

    February 15, 2012 at 2:53 pm |
  6. Zach

    Students should absolutely not get paid. Whether they choose to attend or not is their decision and ultimately, their consequence or reward. To pay would simply be a waste of the school's budget which could be used constructively on those who do choose to work harder then their peers.

    February 15, 2012 at 3:49 pm |
    • Katy

      I agree!

      February 23, 2012 at 10:43 pm |
  7. Anna

    Kids in America should not be paid to go to school. We in America are lucky to have school, a place where we can get an education. Some people in other parts of the world would love to go to school but can't.

    February 15, 2012 at 4:07 pm |
    • Taylor

      I Agree with you Anna.

      February 23, 2012 at 9:47 pm |
  8. Braedan

    This is an outrage; attending school is solely for the benefit of the beholder, and paying them not only is a waste of government and public funds, but it encourages a dependence of monetary incentive to work towards your own good.

    February 15, 2012 at 4:29 pm |
  9. nik

    i think this doesn't make any since we go to school to learn about subjects that will help us in life if we get paid then kids will not even try and just go to school to get money. where is the logic

    February 15, 2012 at 4:34 pm |
  10. Dylan

    No it is not a good idea they will but just spend it for a waste the school will run out of money in a matter of months.

    February 15, 2012 at 4:39 pm |
    • Gasheon

      That is true

      February 17, 2012 at 4:27 am |
  11. Colin

    I think getting paid to attend school ids a perfect idea. It will give students an incentive to want to learn, and they will be able to buy more things they want. Otherwise ,[students] will be extremely difficult to their teachers. It will also get students to not skip school, and to behave. This will decrease bullying at our schools. Therefore, we should develop this idea and move it all across the country.

    February 15, 2012 at 4:39 pm |
    • Christina

      hw would this stop bulling is my question to you Collin. And think of it this way if these kids get payd just to go to school, who knows maybe they will want to get payed for attending anything if this continues threw the generations. They dont need to be motivated just to go to school, getting a good education is a good motivation as it is. So i strongly disagree with you that this is a perfect idea. The schools need this money to get new books. And think about it some schools cant afford to pay there students. So not only is it wrong its also unfair to do this when other students can not pay there students.

      February 17, 2012 at 10:04 am |
    • Jessica

      If students get paid to go to school then they wont pay attention.

      February 23, 2012 at 2:34 pm |
  12. Adam

    The plan maybe able to increase attendance, but such measures are not needed so students may attend school daily. Schools should not waste their money on enticing students to attend school when there are many young and thriving minds willing to do so even without the cash being offered.

    February 15, 2012 at 5:35 pm |
  13. Amber

    I think that this is a bad idea because the studants may not pay as much attention in school. insted they would just be thinking about the money. if the studant doesnt want to go to school that is their choice. you shouldn't have to pay them to get them to go to school.

    February 15, 2012 at 6:01 pm |
    • Kiara

      As a senior in high school, I personally think that it's good for the students, but not for the school. Kids in America should be thankful they even have schools to attend, and they shouldn't have to be paid to go. It shows just how greedy some students are, and just because more students show up because of getting paid doesn't mean they will be learning any better than they would if they weren't paid or didn't show up. It's a matter of self-discipline, not bribery.

      February 17, 2012 at 4:27 pm |
  14. Mrs. Wilson's 1st period class

    I think it is stupid because other people are having to pay for it. What will happen if they stop receiving the money to pay the students? Will they stop going to school again?

    February 16, 2012 at 11:10 am |
  15. Mrs.Caves 4th hour

    We think that kids should get paid to go to school. First, you can have a better reputation in attendance. Second, It could help kids get into college. Not just by learning and understanding what you need to get in but, also helping to pay the tuition fee. Though some of us disagree. Some of us say that some people will go to school just to get the money. Then some people might use it to buy drugs.

    February 16, 2012 at 12:57 pm |
  16. Washington Students

    As a class we totally disagree with paying students for attending school, it is sending students the wrong life message. Students need to understand the importance of their education and paying does not teach them this. We also she that this is a waste of tax dollars that can go for other programs at the schools. We are so fortunatein the US to have the opportunity for an edication which some kids don't aprreciate while kids in many other countries do not have the opportunity to get an education.

    February 16, 2012 at 1:10 pm |
  17. Price class

    worst idea ever because kids should go to school because it is required. Although we understand trying to motivate them they need to do it themselves. how come it takes money to get people to do what they should do because it is right?

    February 16, 2012 at 2:24 pm |
  18. Seraiah

    It's a smart idea to give students money for going to school, because most students think that school is a job so they should get paid. The only downside to it is that the school is wasting money that they could be using for academic reasons. I also think it's not right because the school is bribing the kids to go to school, but if it's the only way they'll come...CONTINUE IT!!!

    February 16, 2012 at 11:50 pm |
  19. Junior

    Students should not get payed for going to school because after they graduate they could just drop out of school and then use the money they got on other things that is not useful

    February 16, 2012 at 11:54 pm |
  20. Alexis

    I think this is a bad idea, because students should be motivated to want to go to school and get an education, rather than being bribed into that state of mind.

    February 17, 2012 at 12:31 am |
  21. Kalin

    I think that it could go either way. If it’s a small school and it’s the last option, i guess it could be ok. But i don’t think they should be played that .much. Also i think they shouldn’t be played till there 16 since that’s when you can drop out.

    February 17, 2012 at 12:32 am |
  22. Nick

    While it is true that studdents should be going to school regardless on if they get paid or not, the money is a good incense to keep students in school.

    February 17, 2012 at 12:34 am |
  23. Emily

    I think that the school gets to decide where their money goes, and if they want to use it as an incentive to get students to learn, then that's just their way of spending their money.

    February 17, 2012 at 12:40 am |
  24. Nic

    People shouldn't be paid to get an education. If they want students to get a great education, tell them what their life could be like without a very good one, maybe it will change what they think and they will work harder.

    February 17, 2012 at 12:54 am |
  25. Katie

    Legit! (Woah! Why are half the people here named Katie? And why are they all spelled the exact same way?!)

    February 17, 2012 at 12:58 am |
  26. Garrett

    I don't think it's a good idea because once the students get out into the real world, they will expecting extra pay just for showing up at their jobs.

    February 17, 2012 at 1:41 am |
  27. Olivia

    I think it is a great idea. It makes kids more motivated to go to school than to skip to do something else, and it helps their collage funds so they have something to start with.

    February 17, 2012 at 1:52 am |
  28. Savanna

    Anyone would like to get paid to go to school,
    but I agree that school is something that kids
    are suppose to do anyway.

    February 17, 2012 at 3:30 am |
  29. Gasheon

    Students are suppose to do what they're suppose to do at school. It wouldn't be a good idea for people who don't want to learn. Students shouldn't get paid if they're not paying attention and not doing homework. It should be rewarded for the students' who actually get good grades and do their work not for the students' who don't.

    February 17, 2012 at 4:24 am |
  30. Cansas

    I think it's a great idea cause they probably dropping out of school and not coming to school because they need a job so they not have to drop out because they are getting paid

    February 17, 2012 at 6:13 am |
  31. Lindsey

    I think its good and bad. The students who usually skip might start coming but they won't do their work and when they get to college they might skip again because they aren't getting paid. It's good for the students who don't skip but they might think more of the money than schoolwork. I think they should do it for attendance AND grades.

    February 17, 2012 at 6:51 am |
  32. Victoria

    I think it isn't a good idea because the kids will be paying more attension to the money than the work. If they pay them it would cause the school to a lose a lot of money that they could use for trips or other school activities. Therefore paying students isn't a good idea.

    February 17, 2012 at 6:58 am |
  33. Tucker

    It may get them into more trouble because they may use that money for weapons or other harmful objects.

    February 17, 2012 at 7:01 am |
  34. Samantha

    I think its good because more students will come but also wrong because they are coming for the money not to learn. Students should want to come without doing it just so they will get paid. they will get getting paid

    February 17, 2012 at 7:11 am |
  35. jay

    i think that it's good to pay the kids becaues they won't have to do chores

    February 17, 2012 at 7:19 am |
  36. Chelsea

    I think this is a good idea. Your bringing more students that don't attend often or don't at all. Good persuasion!

    February 17, 2012 at 7:28 am |
  37. kyle

    I think that it's a bad idea because they're some kids that would just go to get the money and there is some kids that woul do anything to go to school and get an education...

    February 17, 2012 at 7:31 am |
  38. Emily!

    I think it will be a good thing in the beginning, but in the long run people will only go to school to get paid, it never said they had to do any of the work.

    February 17, 2012 at 7:32 am |
  39. Evan

    No, this is a terrible idea. First of all, they are wasting money they could be using to help buy new school supplies. Second, school is a place you go to so you can get an education, not money, you go to school so you can go to college, then graduate there and get a job to make money.

    February 17, 2012 at 7:34 am |
  40. David

    I think it all is a good idea, although the students might get the wrong idea and expect to get paid for everything they should do reuardless of getting paid.

    February 17, 2012 at 7:50 am |
  41. Brenna

    You know that is true but I mean do you really want the extracerricular activities if someone isnt attending school?

    February 17, 2012 at 7:55 am |
  42. Corey

    I think it's the smartest idea I have ever heard of. But, what happens when there is no more money???

    February 17, 2012 at 7:56 am |
  43. Brenna

    I think that they should get paid but not twenty five buckaroo! Thats just insanity! I mean of course you want kids to attend school but I think that paying them money is fine, but twenty five bucks! Dont you think thats a bit too much!

    February 17, 2012 at 7:59 am |
  44. antonio

    i think its a bad ideah cuz eather way yur getting the money at the end its like getting an education cuz yur gona bennifit at the end yeah i think it my work for the first 2 or 3 months but then the bad kids gona be sitting thair thinking thay ant getting paid NOW so thay shouldent bother and anyways the kids should allready b attemdimg school cuz this wat wat thir fucher is going to b

    February 17, 2012 at 8:01 am |
  45. Teddy

    The Plan from this is to have kids have more intentive to go to school this is only available for seniors in high school i think this is becuase most students that get to senior year they feel as if they can skip class and many other things. The school advisers have made a plan that they will give 25 dollers to the student each friday for everyweek they come to class on time and do not skip class 5 dollers from this will be going on into a deposite box from the school and these 5 dollers will be going to a college fund in my opinon this can be good and bad theres no really side to choose but if i had to i think this would probaly be a good idea just for students for many this is a great intentive to go to school.

    February 17, 2012 at 8:01 am |
  46. javaugn

    i think it is a good plan because it will keep more kids from cutting school and it will also make kids pay more attention in school. this is a positive thing because if more school did this it will put more kids in college and give the school a good rating.

    February 17, 2012 at 8:02 am |
  47. Davevonte

    I think it would help out student it may be all about the money but i think attendents will will be up but and students will do more the school want all student to do something with there lives and some times you gotta give something to get people to do what u want and it may get more people liking school and wanted to go to college.

    February 17, 2012 at 8:03 am |
  48. Juan

    I think this is a bad idea because we come to school to get our education not to get paid.

    February 17, 2012 at 8:04 am |
  49. Ernesto

    i think its a bad idea having to pay student to attend school. school is about understanding life,not by just getting paid to make you attend something student choose not to do.

    February 17, 2012 at 8:08 am |
  50. Jasmine

    I think its good to get paid for school. I like school and like going. This is a good idea for the students who attented school. The kids who dont come to school still dont come with getting paid they dont like school work. I want to do good in school. I think its good for the students who learn more. Good way to get money for school things.

    February 17, 2012 at 8:09 am |
  51. Miguel

    I think that the school should give them money because ill motivate and them how spend & save money & have money to go to a universty of their dreams

    February 17, 2012 at 8:30 am |
  52. Julius

    Getting paid to go to school is a great idea. Everybody is going to show up. If they misbehave suspend them. Those that do what they're supposed to will get paid. Those that don't, get suspended. Then they will be broke because they weren't there the whole week.

    February 17, 2012 at 8:37 am |
  53. Cloe

    I think it is a great way for kids to attend school because when they graduate they have some money for maybe college.

    February 17, 2012 at 8:37 am |
  54. Josh

    To be honest I do think that would work, but the United States does not have a enough money fund this choice.

    February 17, 2012 at 8:49 am |
  55. Tobias

    I think this is a bad idea because the school shouldn't be giving money to students just so they can attend or pay attention in school. The school might need that money in the future for trips or everything else in mind. They should forget this plan and think of another plan before they run out of money.

    February 17, 2012 at 8:50 am |
  56. Charles

    I think we should get paid to go to school I'm always getting told its a job so why not get paid?

    February 17, 2012 at 8:51 am |
  57. julius

    I think tht we should not have to pay for schools because all the children need to learn things to get an Education. If we pay for the children to go to school, then we will not have that much money to pay the rent or the bills.

    February 17, 2012 at 8:52 am |
  58. Jordan

    I think it would be a good idea because kids would make sure to stay healthy and get good grades so they can go to school to get money. As much as I like the idea, schools would have to have much more fundraisers to pay kids. Also, it should be less money, like $1 for seniors a day, $0.50 for underclassmen.

    February 17, 2012 at 8:53 am |
  59. Jarius

    I really think kids should not get paid to go to school because what if kids do not show up to school there just want the money. Also kids might just show up one day to get the money and show up 2 weeks later just for the money.

    February 17, 2012 at 8:53 am |
  60. Miriah

    I think that it will be a good idea to pay students becasue that might get more to attend, but the parents of the students might start to complain about how the principal is bribing the children to attend school.

    February 17, 2012 at 8:53 am |
  61. Josh

    I mean it would be a great idea but maybe we could have more academic partys instead because it would cost too much to do this, and sides why should they pay us to get educated but in africa kids beg to get a eduattion.

    February 17, 2012 at 8:54 am |
  62. Jackson

    I think this is a good idea because it motivates kids to come to school. I think that it will help stop the truancy cases there.

    February 17, 2012 at 8:59 am |
  63. Mason

    It'd be really cool and easy, but you shouldn't get paid for doing something you're suppose to do, that's like paying ex criminals not to rob banks.

    February 17, 2012 at 9:08 am |
  64. brett

    I think it might be a good idea because kids would go to school and learn and get more information and they can stock up on their banking accounts and go to collage and can get stuff.

    February 17, 2012 at 9:16 am |
  65. Karni

    I think that students would try more to give themselves a chance to be better at school, because kids do spend a lot of time at school, its almost like work. But in other ways is not a great idea because kids wouldn't be thinking about their school work, they'd be thinking about what they're going to buy with all that money. so in some ways its a good thing, in others its not the greatest idea.

    February 17, 2012 at 9:33 am |
  66. Harasmiy

    Students shouldn't be getting paid for something they should be doing anyway. Students should attend school for the right reasons. High school is an institution where people get their common knowledge (whether it's practical), are introduced to a kind of education – different from elementary or middle school – that helps them think about future paths, are challenged to think, learn much of their manners and social conduct, realize social skills, meet people of their age and interests, and much more. There is a lot of value in high school education, and if some students decide there is not enough worth in attending school, or simply do not wish to (or cannot, under circumstances) attend classes, that is their choice.

    There are five obvious problems with paying students to come to school. First, it is sending students the wrong message: it is making it a norm for students to skip or miss school. Second, at their premature age, students will register, on some level, that everything is about money, not about right or wrong, responsibility, consequences, or merit. Third, it will be unfair for hard-working students if less deserving students earn the reward because the former was unable to maintain perfect attendance under unfortunate circumstances; rewarding perfect or outstanding attendance should be limited to awards (as it always had been) or other forms of non-monetary recognition. Fourth, paying for school attendance is disadvantageous to those who need or wish to be home-schooled. And fifth – most importantly – students will choose or aspire to be at certain schools for their pay, not their academics, athletics, clubs, or atmosphere. In short, although giving students the monetary incentive may appear otherwise at first glance, it is not a good idea.

    February 17, 2012 at 9:36 am |
  67. Ethan

    Now, there definitely are kids that genuinely want to learn, but unfortunately, there are kids that would gladly take advantage of this new bribe and use this money for "wrong reasons", not to mention it would cut spending for the school.

    February 17, 2012 at 9:38 am |
  68. Frank

    i think it is a good thing because i think that school is like a job.

    February 17, 2012 at 9:38 am |
  69. Frank

    I think it is a good thing that the school is doing this one becaus theywant there studens to so they teach them and so they have some money when they get out of school. I think my school shud do that because we work 7hrs a day here.

    February 17, 2012 at 9:53 am |
  70. Joseph

    Well this is an outrage! I'm a freshman and upperclassmen getting paind more than underclassmen is stupid. They shouldn't even be getting paid at all.

    February 17, 2012 at 9:55 am |
  71. Alexis

    I would like it if my school would do this. We may be required by law to do it until we are 16 but after that we have a choice of our own to be willing to go. If we get paid then more people will be willing to go to school. Also, some students could take some of that money and save it for college for their future.

    February 17, 2012 at 9:55 am |
  72. Cheyenne

    I Believe students should get paid to attend HIGH school. Because its a motivation to make them realize they have came this far in school so they should just finish it out. Its fair for everyone because once they ge to high school they will get paid.

    February 17, 2012 at 9:55 am |
  73. Abby

    I dont think kids should be getting paid to go to school because, for one, thats money the school could be to benefit the school and not just giving it to kids that show up. And two, kids shouldn't have to get paid to go to school, they need to have self motivation, not invloving getting paid for it.

    February 17, 2012 at 9:56 am |
  74. Nathan

    I think it's a good idea. But we should only get paid if were planning on using the money for College. If were just going to use it on things we don't really need I feel it would be a waste.

    February 17, 2012 at 9:56 am |
  75. Christina

    I think you shouldn't be payed to go to school, i mean whats the point? to motavate kids to go. They shouldn't need to me motivated to go to school. They should already know that they need to in order to have a good life with money and everything else, and if they don't get that. Then let them go down the toilet, at some point there gonna regret not going to school. I know many people who never finish high school, and now i talk to them and they tell me that they so wish they finished high school and went to collage. Most kinds these days know a lot of people like that, and some of them understand that they need to atleast finish High school. They've seen what happened if they dont finish high school. So no they shouldn't be payed to go to school. They need there own motivation without money, if there given money to go to school then, there more interested in the money let alone learning.

    February 17, 2012 at 9:56 am |
  76. tyler

    i think it would be a good idea becuse it would keep more kids in school it would make them feel like its more important than dropping out and finding a job

    February 17, 2012 at 9:57 am |
  77. Tiffany

    I think that this is a bad idea because it is a waste of money. School is for you to get educated to get a job. It is not that hard to show up for school and do the work. It is on you to have the motivation to stay in school. You could show up for school and get F's and still get paid.

    February 17, 2012 at 9:57 am |
  78. marisol

    i think it would be cool to be paid for going to school but its not right. school gives students education for their future, students are lucky to have the opportunity of a good education. either way there will be students that wouldn't do their work they would just show up do nothing and get money.

    February 17, 2012 at 9:57 am |
  79. Jaden

    I would LOVE to get paid to go to school. I think it is a awesome idea to start a collage fund for these kids. But where is the school getting this money from?

    February 17, 2012 at 9:58 am |
  80. Tyawna

    i think that it is kind of cool to get paid money to go to school and it is also kind of cool that they are putting some away for collage and then you have some to spend but if i went to that school i wouldn't miss a single day of school and think it stops the risk of kids dropping out and probably they would stay in school.

    February 17, 2012 at 10:00 am |
  81. Dragonborn

    I think this idea is wonderful, mainly because that students will be able to go to school and be actually rewarded instead of going to school and not have any rewards. Also, student morality will be increased because they're getting money.

    February 17, 2012 at 10:00 am |
  82. Seth

    I think its a bad idea because kids should be able to go to school with out having to be paid to go it will just make kids greedy towards their money and the kids behavior will get worse there will be alot of kids in ISS or expelled. I think there should be a different way of awarding students when they come to school (like games or candy)

    February 17, 2012 at 10:02 am |
  83. Haylee

    You have tolook at both sides of the situation. I wouldnt want to be payed to go to school. It is required by law to go at least untill you are 16 years of age. The students should have a personal oppinion about going to school as well. Most students go for the athletics and the grades, why should the school system have to try to bribe the students to come to school.

    February 17, 2012 at 10:02 am |
  84. kayla

    i believe that students shiouldn't be paid to go to school because, it self discipline even though some days its hard but its hard

    February 17, 2012 at 10:03 am |
  85. Rachel

    I like the idea of being paid to go to school but there are also bad things of getting paid to go to school because if you get paid some kids might not spend the money on things they should have , but it also will increase the amount of people in school everyday becase of the money but it's a better idea for kids to get paid to go to school if they make good grades also . Because some kids might just go to school and slack off and get paid just for going but if they see kids getting paid for going and getting good grades they might want to do the same .

    February 17, 2012 at 10:03 am |
  86. Christina

    think of it this way if these kids get payd just to go to school, who knows maybe they will want to get payed for attending anything if this continues threw the generations. They dont need to be motivated just to go to school, getting a good education is a good motivation as it is. So i strongly disagree with you that this is a perfect idea. The schools need this money to get new books. And think about it some schools cant afford to pay there students. So not only is it wrong its also unfair to do this when other students can not pay there students.

    February 17, 2012 at 10:06 am |
  87. Austin

    I think it would be a great idea to keep students in school and have good grades to go to college buy wouldn't lower the schools money for sports equipment or food for the students, etc.

    February 17, 2012 at 10:15 am |
  88. Kyle

    I think it is a good idea because the kids would attend more, but the school would start to run out of money very fast. so i would say don't do that and make a school store and pay them with school money.

    February 17, 2012 at 10:18 am |
  89. Abigale

    I think that we shouldn't have to get paid to go to school.students that want to do well.Will do well .the kids that are just come to school just to get the money will find away to snake by cheating on any assignment.Student might not pay attention a just come to sit.If a student doesn't come to school that is there choice let them be truant.

    February 17, 2012 at 10:20 am |
  90. Justin

    I think that it is a bad idea, if these kids get paid to go to school they will only look forward to friday and not pay attention that much during the school day

    February 17, 2012 at 10:20 am |
  91. Dazzy

    The kids should learn, it does not matter what you get paid. Learning is a privilege and it is something that you don't need to get paid for.

    February 17, 2012 at 10:20 am |
  92. Renea

    I think this is a bad idea. School is a privilege, and students shouldn't be paid for the privilege of receiving a tax-payer funded education.

    February 17, 2012 at 10:27 am |
  93. Kyleah

    As good as it sounds, I don't think they should because they won't do anything to help their education and just go for the money. They wouldn't want to try because they know their getting paid.

    February 17, 2012 at 10:30 am |
  94. Karlee& caitlen

    It at least gives the students to look forward too but they should go to school anyway and do it because they want to.

    February 17, 2012 at 10:34 am |
  95. Mike

    I think it is a good idea. School is the most important thing in a kids life. Without, kids could grow up and not get a job, or even a house. I think as long as student are going to school, it doesnt matter if they get paid.

    February 17, 2012 at 11:03 am |
  96. Ryan

    I see no reason for a student to get paid. Millions of kids around the world are going to school everyday. I dont see why if everyone else does it for free, why some have to get paid to go.

    February 17, 2012 at 11:05 am |
  97. Katherine

    I think that they shouldn't pay students money because they might come to school and not pay attention in class. If the students who don't want to go to school and learn, it is their own choice to not learn.

    February 17, 2012 at 11:15 am |
  98. Savannah

    Personaly, I feel that this is a great idea. Kids will be more motivated to go to school, and when they graduate, they will have money. That money can be used for their college fund. This could keep more kids off the streets when they graduate.

    February 17, 2012 at 11:39 am |
  99. megan

    if students got paid to go to school they would have something to look forward to when there older, they would have money to go to college instead of getting a loan from the bank and having no money to pay the loan back.

    February 17, 2012 at 11:52 am |
  100. megan

    i think its a great motivator for kids to get up and get moving

    February 17, 2012 at 11:53 am |
  101. megan

    i think that school is headed in the right direction most kids will stay home for no reason but if you get money its easier to think that school wil be easier

    February 17, 2012 at 11:56 am |
  102. megan

    i think its a great idea not only because you got money but because it will go to your college tuition.

    February 17, 2012 at 11:58 am |
  103. jessica

    its good and bad

    February 17, 2012 at 12:00 pm |
  104. Stephanie

    i think it is bad because if you dont go to school than its your fault, you dont have a good education. you shouldn't have to get paid to get into collage by your school. and with this economy the money wouldnt be helpful.

    February 17, 2012 at 12:05 pm |
  105. Kayla

    I do think that students should be paid, but all of the grades should be pain the same amount. Just because seniors are older doesn't mean they have to be paid for attendance. Sure, you may be an adult, but every student has requirements for school.

    February 17, 2012 at 12:08 pm |
  106. Maria

    I understand the motive behind the principal's decision by giving the students money, that way he can motivate them to attend everyday to school, but he is teaching them to do things only for money. Students need another kind of motivation because money won't always be there to reward them. They have to do things for their own benefit and their future success.

    February 17, 2012 at 12:26 pm |
  107. Megan

    I know where they are coming from and it is a very creative idea but it should be more of an expectation to go to school. Plus we may be able to get the money now but what happens when it adds up to get to be to much?

    February 17, 2012 at 12:27 pm |
  108. Franklin

    If they are going to be paid to attend school they will also have to get good grades to be paid. There is no point in wasting money to pay them for failing

    February 17, 2012 at 12:28 pm |
  109. roots

    I believe that paying the students is a good idea. Personally, I feel no motivation in the mornings to wake up early, so this makes me not wanna come to school. If i would get paid for coming I would be in school on time every day to save money and not have to get a job.

    February 17, 2012 at 12:29 pm |
  110. adrian

    i think it is a good idea its gets students motivated to come to school

    February 17, 2012 at 12:30 pm |
  111. adrian

    i think it would be a good idea to pay students to go to school; they would want to spend money on the weekend and all they would have to do is go to school and get 20 and save 5 for collage.

    February 17, 2012 at 12:34 pm |
  112. Celene

    Students should not get paid. Whether they choose to attend or not is their decision and ultimately, their consequence or reward. To pay would simply be a waste of the school's budget which could be used constructively on those who do choose to work harder then their peers.

    February 17, 2012 at 12:35 pm |
  113. Amanda

    i think that it will work for a little while, but some people will get bored with he program. My school has a program where you follow the rules, wear your I.D. And lanyard, and attend school for a week , you get a sticker saying your a VIP. being a VIP you can eat first, and after you can go to the library or outsider. In 6 th grade it was cool, 7th grade it was okay, and 8th It is whatever.

    February 17, 2012 at 12:35 pm |
  114. cachirulo

    i think that is cool because you can have a good reason to go to school and you can seved for college or for jus fun !!

    February 17, 2012 at 12:37 pm |
  115. Bailey

    everyone going to school should get paid if they do. Why bribe them to come when it's their loss?

    February 17, 2012 at 12:41 pm |
  116. Jared

    i belive students should not be paid for what they are supposed to do!!!!!

    February 17, 2012 at 12:47 pm |
  117. Monica

    I think this is wrong because where are they getting all the money to pay the kids? Second, they are literally paying to them for not skipping school, they should know that education is a privilege not so many have. Kids who are getting paid for attending will not learn anything because they are not going to study, they are just going for the money.

    February 17, 2012 at 12:58 pm |
  118. Taylor

    I believe they should be paid for school because, the money could be very useful for college and their future life! many people today struggle because they didnt have a head start and struggle living off of minnimum wage. Even if they don't go to college they can use it for a home, food, and many more things to get their life started. It also encourages them to work hard for their education.

    February 17, 2012 at 12:59 pm |
  119. Elizabeth

    I think this would make a great oppertunitty for children and young adults.Why,well the kids will,save there money and use it to go to colledge.If so students well be encourage to go to school and do good in their grades,they could also help their parents in paying some bills and do plenty of more things.Thiis will most likely drop down the rate of students ditching and more stuff.This is a great oppertunity that should not go to waist.

    February 17, 2012 at 1:18 pm |
  120. Rebecca

    Paying students to go to school is foolish. It's basically a bribe on the principal's part saying, "I will give you money just as long as you come to school". If a student does not want to go to school, let them miss out on the education and let them learn the consequences. We can not keep babying them. They are old enough to make decisions, and if not attending school is what they want, let it be.

    February 17, 2012 at 1:38 pm |
  121. Sandy

    I think this is a bad idea,considering all the money we owe.Schools should use the money to make special events for perfect attendance students.Also with the money the school it can buy technology.Plus this is unfair.There are many kids who live in poverty and they go to school everyday and they don't get paid.

    February 17, 2012 at 1:45 pm |
  122. Ryan

    I think this is a great idea. It would increase the attendance and it would help them pay for college if they put it into the bank. The students will actually want to go to school. They shouldn't pay the students that much though. They should change it to $10 each.

    February 17, 2012 at 1:49 pm |
  123. Kevin

    There are many people out there that don't even have the opportunity to go to school that would love to get an education. And now we are paying the people to come to school that have this opportunity that others would die for? I do not like this idea.

    February 17, 2012 at 1:52 pm |
  124. christina

    i believe that it will work yet it should nt be used because then that wuould be like working at a job yet they are goiong there to get a job

    February 17, 2012 at 1:53 pm |
  125. Ryan

    There's people all over the world that have dreams to be able to go to school. I don't think it is a good idea. The students will just go to get the money and not worry about their grades.

    February 17, 2012 at 1:53 pm |
  126. ~Jyssica~

    I think it wrong to bribe a student to go to school because everyone needs some type of education. If it a high school diploma or a master’s degree or a GED. This program might work for some people but not me it seems like your bribing the student just to come to school and the student know it has to come to school getting paid or not getting paid. I like school because I get to see my friends and teachers and some students thinks that school is a prison and if they get paid to go to school they might like it better there likening the money part not school prospect of it. Bribing a student just to come to school is wrong and they know they need to come to school.

    February 17, 2012 at 1:57 pm |
  127. Jadie

    This an absolutely ridiculous idea. Our government provides FREE public schooling for a reason. To use money to bribe these pupils to attend school is not only hypocritical, but this money could be used in a much more constructive manner.

    February 17, 2012 at 1:58 pm |
  128. jacklyn

    i think that its a good thing because all the money students get can be used to buy school supplies.

    February 17, 2012 at 1:59 pm |
  129. Luke

    It is a good and a bad idea. It is a good idea because you will get 100% almost everyday of the school year and then families will be happy that they went to school and they are learning. It can be bad because if your school is having money problems during these bad economic times then you keep giving money away so where do you earn it all back? I would like to have the money though!

    February 17, 2012 at 2:04 pm |
  130. Ashley

    I think that getting paid for attending to school is not right at all. The truant would just come to school to get the money. I think they should find a new way to get kids to attend.

    February 17, 2012 at 2:45 pm |
  131. Emma and Kate

    We don't think that is a good idea because we go to school because we WANT to learn, so we shouldn't be paid to get an education.

    February 17, 2012 at 3:05 pm |
  132. Madi

    I think that people shouldn't have to pay students to go to school, they should just be thankful to get an education. There are so many kids who don’t get to have the privilege to have an education. I think there should be another way to motivate kids to go to school that is cheaper.

    February 17, 2012 at 3:07 pm |
  133. Aleah

    I believe that kids shouldn’t be bribed to go to school. Kids are going to then become greedy. There should be no money given to them because it is going to make taxes go up. so it isn't saving you any money. This is a horrible idea.

    February 17, 2012 at 3:07 pm |
  134. Luisa

    I think it's a bad idea because even though they come to school because they get paid they will not pay attention in class. Also when they graduate and they go to college they will be used to getting paid but when they don't get paid they won't attend school anymore.

    February 17, 2012 at 3:35 pm |
  135. Ashley

    The plan may be able to rise the number of attendence, but where are the schools going to get them money? Exspecailly with high schools. Four grades in one school= ALOT fo money. Plus students can go home from the nurses office because they can fake being sick. So overall, I believer getting paid for attendence is not worth it.

    February 17, 2012 at 3:41 pm |
  136. Lexie

    Yes because we work for 8 hours on hard work and we don't get to get anything that we want to do in school

    February 17, 2012 at 3:43 pm |
  137. karlyn

    i think that school is what guides us along the way to a wonderful career and education, we shouldn't have to be bribed just to do what we should normaly on our own to benefit us in life.

    February 17, 2012 at 3:44 pm |
  138. Henry

    I think it's a great thing to pay students first is because they actually save for things like college, and that they usually stop slacking off by skipping school. :)

    February 17, 2012 at 3:52 pm |
  139. Ashlyn

    Although this might make people attend school when they aren't sick it will not make them pay attention to teachers and as a result their grades may not get better.

    February 17, 2012 at 4:05 pm |
    • Ashlyn

      My point with the grades is they are required to graduate so even if a person is at school from August till May that doesn't mean they will graduate.

      February 17, 2012 at 4:10 pm |
  140. Kendra

    I think kids should not get payed to do something they are required to do it is like getting payed to learn which is a privilege. I believe that this should not be continued, there are a lot of kids that want to attend school in this world and they would do anything to attend school maybe they dont want any money.

    February 17, 2012 at 4:08 pm |
  141. ashley

    No I do not think the students should be payed for attendance, even though It might help some students that are truant but there is a problem.The truant students who skip school regularly might still be too lazy to care about the money and still be truant.

    February 17, 2012 at 4:24 pm |
  142. Tatum

    This is a great way to promote kids. Kids do better if there is a reward. Why can't the reward be money? If the reward was candy this wouldn't be a story. Honestly, I don't see what the big deal is.

    February 17, 2012 at 4:47 pm |
  143. Will

    This is ridiculous. I work hard in school and go to school 99% of the year. Now kids get to get paid to come to school when they should do it on their own. Being humiliated by working at McDonalds when you are forty and living in your parents basement should be enough to get to go to school. To me this is a disgrace to the educating system but that money could be used to educate kids who do go to school.

    February 17, 2012 at 4:52 pm |
  144. Kaidence

    I think that kids getting paid to go to school is a great idea. I think more kids will attend school and kids can get paid for doing do. I also think that paying the kids to go to school will keep them off the streets.

    February 17, 2012 at 4:57 pm |
  145. Will

    That says a lot about someones character when you have to get paid to do the right thing. Let alone it is also illegal. This makes me very mad to live in a society like this.

    February 17, 2012 at 4:59 pm |
  146. Teddy

    I think it is a bad idea to pay kids to go to school because school is a responsibility and if you do not take it seriously then you will not go to a good college or get a job

    February 17, 2012 at 5:00 pm |
  147. Kaidence

    I think that kids getting paid to go to school is a great idea. I think more kids will attend school and kids woud get paid for doing so. I also think that paying kids to go to school will keep them off the streets. :-D

    February 17, 2012 at 5:00 pm |
  148. McKenna

    I think that children should go to school and learn than to get payed to do it.There are alot of children that cant go to school but would love to learn and I think children that can go to school should do it because they can. (o:

    February 17, 2012 at 5:00 pm |
  149. Teddy

    I think it is a bad idea to pay kids to go to school because if you do not pay attention in school you will not get a good job or go to a good college

    February 17, 2012 at 5:03 pm |
  150. Shannon

    I think its a great idea! The kids would be attending class and paying attention because they know that if they do they'll be paid. But then the kids could take the money and do things like drugs and alcohol. I think that the school should be taking more precautions.

    February 17, 2012 at 5:08 pm |
  151. Andrew

    I think it's a good idea to motivate kids to come to school by rewarding them, but paying them isn't the right reward.

    February 17, 2012 at 6:39 pm |
  152. John

    I beleve that the way this looks to some people is straight up stupid and unnecessary, "Why should kids get paid for something they should be doing anyways". I do see that, but check this out. If I would get paid to go to school, I'l go every day of the year and I'll give it 110%. My parents always told me "Your only job is to go to school and get good grades". ok cool but I dont see how having a good attendance gets me the money for college. Lately I've been thinking whats the point of being in school, because I don't see whats in the end of the road for me. Money makes the world go round.

    February 17, 2012 at 11:15 pm |
  153. Creighton

    I believe that paying our students to go to school will increase attendance. However, I also believe that paying our students will give them a reason to not pay attention in class. I mean, they're getting paid to come to school. Why would they feel the urge to listen and learn. Some students don't even listen while they aren't getting paid. Overall, I think this is a win-win for students like me. You get paid to come to school and also you get to increase your education and move on to a promising future. That is what I believe!

    February 18, 2012 at 12:05 am |
  154. Polly

    Kids should not have to be paid to attend school, school is a privillage not a right because when they get to college they (the students) will not want to attend without some kind of reward, the school is enforcing the students to attend school only to get paid.

    February 18, 2012 at 10:46 pm |
  155. Kihyuk

    I think its a bad idea because they'll just think about money not studying. It might give more effect in their study. Its just better to attend to school without money.

    February 18, 2012 at 11:06 pm |
  156. Zoe

    I dont think that students should be paid to go to school beacuse if they are sick they feel like they should be attending and then they could endanger the health of other students. I also think that it is good beacause it would teach seniors the value of a dollar...

    February 18, 2012 at 11:25 pm |
  157. sams

    i don't think people should get paid for attending school. It would be nice, but money just doesn't grow on trees. Plus, where are they even getting the money from? As far as i know, schools are funded by taxes

    February 18, 2012 at 11:39 pm |
  158. John

    That may be true ^^ to some students. But there would be some cases like mine. If I would get paid for school I'll work hard to get good grades. Thats why this program should only apply to students with decent grades. No F's, or D's, you should get paid for doing a crappy job? Because if you do that in a real job, you'll get fired in a minute. If this would to be done, I won't be thinking "eh, forget this HW imma get paid any way". I'll be thinking "the only way to get that money is to study my butt of to get that A,B,or C." Not only would I get paid for getting an a/b/c in my report card, im getting paid for insuring my future. Maybe the reward price should be lowered. But it be pretty nice to get 25/10$$ a week

    February 18, 2012 at 11:46 pm |
  159. Drew

    School is about learning and if your getting paid 25 dollars just to go there thats not right.If the student wants to make a bsd choice and skip school let them.Dont bribe their way into learning.

    February 18, 2012 at 11:53 pm |
  160. Ying

    I think it’s really weird that students are paid for what they originally are supposed to do, say, their obligation. If once they are accustomed to the situation that they can get money form their duty, they will think making money is quite an easy thing, which is definitely no good for their future life. And giving a maybe not proper example, it just like you gives the money to a thief to make sure he won’t steal things again, which really ironic.

    February 19, 2012 at 12:00 am |
  161. Sammy

    This may get more students to attend school, but it's not setting a natural want for learning. It's going to show the "dropouts " that we are begging them to do something they don't care about.

    February 19, 2012 at 2:37 am |
  162. Andrew

    I think this is not a good idea. I think this is not a good idea because when they graduate from school, the students might use all the money to buy games and other stuff and not pay attention at classtime because their thinking about the things they want to buy and last of all, students are supposed to go to school so I don't think its a good idea to pay students

    February 19, 2012 at 3:40 am |
  163. Nam

    I think its a bad idea because they won't really focus in studying, they'll just think about getting monies. The students won't understand about whats going on in their study. If I was in that school, I'll just move to other school to learn instead of counting monies in home.

    February 19, 2012 at 6:02 am |
  164. Mitch

    I don't think they should do pay different students different amounts of money, if they don't want pay them the same amount they shouldn't pay them at all. It really is a bad idea, they will loose focus on their school work being too busy "dreaming" about money. Plus, If a student does not want to go to school at their school or even Wisconsin then they should not be paid.

    February 19, 2012 at 8:38 am |
  165. Katie

    students should not be payed to go to school. It's a child's duty to go to school everyday without being paid.

    February 19, 2012 at 10:01 am |
  166. Haley

    It's a bad idea the students could have bad grades and be payed only students who have good grades and good effort

    February 19, 2012 at 10:15 am |
  167. Dick

    Students should be paid to go to school. If they are sick or have an excused absence they should be paid if they complete their make up work in a timely manner, that way no one comes to school sick just for the money.

    February 19, 2012 at 11:32 am |
  168. Stellaluna

    No. the money could be put to MUCH better use. If you are going to pay students for coming to school, students from other schools wont want to come to school if they arent paid ant most likely, they wont be. Not everyone has that kind of money.

    February 19, 2012 at 11:35 am |
  169. Garrett

    It might help kids try to do better in school and pay more attention in class but it would cost tons of money and the district might not have enough to keep paying them so they would start doing bad in school again because there is no reward

    February 19, 2012 at 12:13 pm |
  170. Julian

    It seems like a pointless thing to do. Where is the money for this coming from and will it affect the teachers and other employees ? Has this idea been approved by the school board ??

    February 19, 2012 at 12:26 pm |
  171. Arionne

    I think that they shouldn't get paid to go to school because it should be something they want to do. If they don't then so be it. Why should anyone force somebody to get an education. No Education = No Good Job When it's time to get paid is when you earn it. Money is not free.

    February 19, 2012 at 1:30 pm |
  172. Kaitlynn

    I feel that if they give kids money for additending school the kids will take advantage of it. All of the bad kids will get rewarded for doing what there suppose to be doing and the good kids who already do what there supposed to do get it but still it is very wrong to pay kids for dueing what they should already be doing. If they wanna ruin there future thats up to them not the schoolboard. If they grow up stupid and dont have a good job because they didnt go to school,thats there decision, not the schools.

    February 19, 2012 at 1:32 pm |
  173. Kaitlynn

    still its wrong..very wrong.

    February 19, 2012 at 1:33 pm |
  174. Gabriel

    Yes,but no. Students need to get started on saving money for college.On the other hand kids may go to school just to get money.

    February 19, 2012 at 2:18 pm |
  175. Dean

    It may sound good at first, but seriously, with all these budget cuts, the school should probably focus on getting new text books and school equipment and not waste all of the money on what should already be expected.

    February 19, 2012 at 2:42 pm |
  176. Julia

    Students shouldn't have to be paid to attened school, it should just be a reflex. Because some kids would give anything
    to attend school.Students will take advantage of the money.

    February 19, 2012 at 3:16 pm |
  177. Cowley

    I don't think it's a good idea to pay kids to go to school because that makes some kids think 'Oh I will go to school just to get paid, and not do my work!'. Even though most kids think its a good idea I, a student myself, don't think so!

    February 19, 2012 at 3:36 pm |
  178. Celeste

    They shouldn't be able to pay kids just to come to school.They should only be able to reward them for good behavior, good grades, or no write ups! If they do reward them they shouldn't reward them with money.

    February 19, 2012 at 3:40 pm |
  179. Emily

    If students get paid for attending to school, they won't be able to focus about school. But it will get more students to attend school more often.

    February 19, 2012 at 3:51 pm |
  180. Jonathan

    I think students should get paid so they will come to school. They would still be able to focus on their school work after getting paid to come.

    February 19, 2012 at 3:53 pm |
    • landon

      i dont think ur right but thats my opinion so im just gonna turn my head and say okay

      February 22, 2012 at 8:31 pm |
  181. Emily

    Students who have more of a higher attendance should get paid.

    February 19, 2012 at 3:55 pm |
  182. Noah

    I think thats a good idea why would anybody not want $100 every 4 weeks. Then again kids should already go to school there should also be a punishment for not going!

    February 19, 2012 at 3:59 pm |
  183. Noah

    I think students should allready go to school. What if it comes out of our taxes?!

    February 19, 2012 at 4:02 pm |
    • Jesse

      But they said the money comes from people who support the idea!

      February 24, 2012 at 7:41 pm |
  184. November

    Getting paid to do what they're supposed to do anyway is just insane. It might work for a few weeks but who's to say it will work long term.

    February 19, 2012 at 5:38 pm |
  185. Savannah

    As amazing as getting paid to go to school sounds to me, being a senior and all, I have to admit that the whole idea is wrong and it shouldn’t be continued. There are thousands of kids around the world that would give an arm and a leg to be able to attend school, where kids in America could care less about it; that’s why we’re experiencing some high truancy levels. Kids shouldn’t be paid to go to school nor should they be awarded when their school attendance is low in the first place. If anything, reward kids who have the higher attendance records.

    February 19, 2012 at 5:47 pm |
  186. Camila

    A yes and a no . It's good idea because students will be on time and will be in class for all the homework or assingments. It's also a bad idea because students will only come for the money and may not pay attention.

    February 19, 2012 at 6:13 pm |
  187. hunter

    Students should not get paid to go to school, because if the student gets sick they will feel like they have to go to school. Students should be rewarded more for doing well in school, that is one thing I think the schools are lacking. Some student have a hard it making the honor roll, they need to make a system for those student so show them they like that they are doing their best.

    February 19, 2012 at 6:32 pm |
  188. Ashley

    I think students should not be paid for perfect attendance. If one student is sick they might feel they might need to go to school in order to get the money, when really they should be home getting rest so they don't miss more school.

    February 19, 2012 at 6:53 pm |
    • Steve

      I agree with you. If students go to the school for earning money, then the school becomes a company.

      February 20, 2012 at 6:12 am |
    • Grace

      But in this case, the students are being paid for not SKIPPING school.

      February 23, 2012 at 9:51 am |
  189. avery

    I think yes because it will make kids wanting to go to school and kids who drop out might join in again.

    February 19, 2012 at 7:46 pm |
  190. grace

    I think it is.good so.students. who.cant afford. Collage. Will get sum. Money. To save

    February 19, 2012 at 8:03 pm |
  191. Ashlee

    I get the Idea of using the money for tuition but, what life lesson is this teaching these teens? They are learning that money is the only reason to go to school.They won't pay attention. What will the economy be like in a few years if other high schools decide to use the payment program?

    February 19, 2012 at 11:55 pm |
  192. Jordan

    I think that it is a great idea to pay students to go to school. It gives them a reason to come to school and achieve good grades. I wish that the school I attended gave the kids money for coming to school because I think that I would push myself harder to get better grades. It might also help steer kids in the direction to getting jobs while they are in high school. I have worked all through high school, but if the school was paying me I wouldn't have had to work so many hours after school and might have had more time to dedicate to my school work.

    February 19, 2012 at 11:56 pm |
  193. Alice

    Schools must not pay students for attendance. I think it can spoil students.
    And besides, going to school or not is their choice.

    February 20, 2012 at 12:41 am |
  194. Cortez

    Why should we get paid for a free education? This money can be used for a better cause such as, researching cures for cancer, charities, and other medical uses that students and families struggle with on an everyday basis.

    February 20, 2012 at 9:55 am |
  195. Gingy

    To pay someone to go to school would be the same as paying them to get out of bed practically, seeing as how there being paid to give them the motivation to get up and attend school. In my eyes that idea is completely out of proportion, not that i wouldn't enjoy getting paid for school but it isn't fair for the rest of the schools, and if all school's students were funded it would cause a ceaseless rise in the schools debt, and could possibly lead to the school being closed due to insufficient funds. Even if it doesn't put the school in debt enough to cause the school to close, it is still a waste of money to pay someone to give them the motivation that doesn't exist in their own discouraged ego.

    February 20, 2012 at 11:41 am |
  196. Fatima

    I think this is an awful idea, as it should not be needed for students to attend school. Students should want to go to school because they WANT to go to school to get an education, to accomplish things in life. It may significantly raise their attendance, buy it may not help them focus on education. There's also the question of getting sick, and when you feel awful and your sickness is contagious, that could be hazardous to other people's health. Not to mention that those funds could be used for something more productive. Money isn't unlimited. I really don't think this is a good idea. It's not realistic. School is a job, yes, but to get paid for getting an education when you're being prepared for later life? You should think yourself LUCKY to go to school. There are a lot of people around the world who don't go to school, period, and when you're getting paid...it's simply not fair.

    February 20, 2012 at 7:53 pm |
  197. Hazel

    I really disagree because we have to go to school anyways if our families want us to, and if the students really want to get paid then the school could just pay them a lot less. Also, if students go to school they could just get something else instead of money. But of course there could be good things about it for example it's like a job. You go, you get paid so it really depends

    February 20, 2012 at 8:16 pm |
  198. jesse

    I would definitely go for this because it would motivate the kids who don’t like to go to school but like money. I would love to get paid to go to school especially when I’m in class for 8 hours of the day and don’t have the time to get a job and do my homework. I disagree though because what if kids are severely sick or have doctor’s appointments, family emergencies or sports events maybe make it so they can have these important things excusable. But overall it sounds like a great thing to try out. And if it doesn’t work then it doesn’t work.

    February 21, 2012 at 12:05 am |
  199. christopher

    I think that it is very wrong to get paid to go to school because some people come to be taught and some come to get paid.

    February 21, 2012 at 10:38 am |
  200. Katirina (Cat ER eena)

    I do not think it is OK to do this because these kids will always think that they will get paid for doing what they are suppose to do on a regular basis, but then again they will be able to save up for some of their college funds.

    February 21, 2012 at 5:54 pm |
  201. Stephanie

    No.It's a kid's job to go to school.If schools starts paying them,that could cause a problem.kids could be daydreaming about money and if they have enough,they could just leave school!!!

    February 22, 2012 at 9:26 am |
  202. Kai

    Learning is very important i think getting payed to attend school is just plain stupid why do kids need to get paid for trying to actually get somewhere in their lives

    February 22, 2012 at 9:49 am |
  203. drake

    I think it's a okay thing because they have money to pay for college or pay it on something else.

    February 22, 2012 at 9:58 am |
  204. hunter

    i think that is not fair because they should not be getting money for going to school then if they do we should be getting money cha ching and what if there sick? The world may never know

    February 22, 2012 at 10:00 am |
  205. hannah

    Getting paid to attend school would be a dream come true, I admit, but that's not the real issue here. The very idea that you can be paid for something that you should be doing yourself, like breathing or working, is just plain wrong! Also, going to school is beneficial for you and something you are required to do. You shouldn't get paid until you start a job or expect to get paid for everyday things. Also, the kids might demand this kind of attention all the time, in which case there might be some financial problems involved!

    February 22, 2012 at 10:15 am |
  206. Allie

    I think that student should get payed because it gets kids to be happy to go to school and it gets them excited and that if they work harder then they might get payed more

    February 22, 2012 at 11:08 am |
  207. Oscar

    Well it is good because the school is sure that the student are showing up and not only attendance should be viewed also the grades students are getting because if they are failing in classes and showing up in school to get money it's not going with the program.

    February 22, 2012 at 11:33 am |
  208. Ethan

    I think students should get fined if they don't come to school, not payed if they come to school. Then the students will have no incentive if they don't come to school, just just get a prize if they do come to school.

    February 22, 2012 at 12:15 pm |
  209. Ramsha

    Why should students be paid to fulfill their responsibilities? It's teaching them that you will be paid for things that you should be doing for yourself.Plus, its a waste of money. the money could be used to interest students into going to school with fun programs and better computers instead of trying to bribe the students.

    February 22, 2012 at 4:15 pm |
  210. lashanda

    they shouldn't do it. it's like bribary. and why bribe people just to learn? they should only pay the student that attend school everyday from the beginning to the end and pay each one of them like $100. it just seems fair to me

    February 22, 2012 at 4:21 pm |
  211. Theo

    If everyone was paid to go to school but only at one school, too many people would try to move there. Also, this is just bribing kids which is a terrible idea.

    February 22, 2012 at 8:18 pm |
  212. kendall

    I think kids should not get paid to go to school cause there going to school to learn not to get paid. Sure it would be nice but,it would be like getting paid to brush your teeth or,get dressed for school or even open your door so before you say anything just think about it.

    February 22, 2012 at 8:21 pm |
  213. landon

    i think they shouldn't get paid cause one day is gonna when they dont have money to giv to the students

    February 22, 2012 at 8:27 pm |
  214. Alex

    I think that being paid to go to school would be good and bad because if people are skipping school they would actually have some encouragement to go. And it would be stupid because you go to get learned not to be paid.

    February 22, 2012 at 8:29 pm |
  215. megan

    i think that we should get paid because of all the hard work we do in school we should get a reward.

    February 22, 2012 at 9:15 pm |
  216. Josh

    I think its good becuae the students have to get good grades and they save up for college

    February 22, 2012 at 9:17 pm |
  217. Haylee

    I think that it is not fair that kids get paid to go to school because they are going to school so they can get jobs later on in life and if they are getting paid they won't work harder and later on they won't try as hard in school. Also, only one school does this and this isn't fair to the thousands of schools who aren't paying there students

    February 22, 2012 at 9:19 pm |
  218. Joey

    Great idea. Some poor kids could get some money for future purposes

    February 22, 2012 at 9:35 pm |
  219. Meesha

    If a district is giving money to students simply for attending school, it sets the wrong precedent for what the students will encounter after graduating. The paid students wouldn't be as prepared to have to work for their money or compete with students that are more dedicated.

    February 22, 2012 at 10:00 pm |
  220. Megan

    i think that this is a very creative idea, but will stundents be willing to learn?They might just be going to school just for the money not education.Also this could have a effect on the school's bundget, making the school cut down on things like books and other supplies that can help kids learn.

    February 22, 2012 at 10:01 pm |
  221. Fosalia

    I do not think it is a good idea to get paid to go to school because lets say something happens and the school cant pay the students for one week because a special program or event the student will take advantage and not come to school that week. That is my opinion.

    February 22, 2012 at 10:12 pm |
  222. Tri-Minh

    I think students who had perfect attendance for the last semester should getting paid. That also include high academic grades and good recommendations from teachers and other staffs. It should be good if they cannot afford college tuition. But it may distract them from their learning environment. Parents should consider this as their advantage to help their children to college. It may sound like a reality, but it could create a conflict to families.

    February 23, 2012 at 12:21 am |
  223. Mery

    Why not pay mums who cook,brothers helping brothers, children making beds, etc? Duty doesn't go with reward. This is USA.

    February 23, 2012 at 3:14 am |
  224. HERO

    It may be a good idea to attract students to come but, we need to make the school more happier and active, because then students might think the school's main purpose is just attending, not studying.

    February 23, 2012 at 6:26 am |
  225. Rachel

    I think that, that would be a good idea because students today will do anything to get money, but also I agree that, that is a bad idea. You shouldn't have to be bribed to get education from a school that is willing to give it to you for free.

    February 23, 2012 at 9:12 am |
  226. Grace

    By paying students, it's a sign showing that the teachers and staff aren't doing there part on motivating students to attend school. By making students find OTHER ways of making money causes motivation which can also be used to motivate yourself to attend school.

    February 23, 2012 at 9:50 am |
  227. Amir

    thats not really fair for every other school in the country i think if that was to hapen every other school would have to get that program. and why get rewarded for attending school maybe some people like school. and most people will go for the money

    February 23, 2012 at 10:31 am |
  228. Hayley

    I think paying sudent to go to school is an excellent idea. Its not only increasing the attendence rates but students will try harder and work better to earn there money. I also think paying students to go to school is a wonderful idea because I myself am constinly begging my mom to stay home and how I wish that I wish we got paid to go to school.

    February 23, 2012 at 12:01 pm |
  229. Delainy

    I think paying students is very good becasue it wil make kids want to come to school more and then they will learn more and they will be able to have a better career.

    February 23, 2012 at 12:05 pm |
  230. gavin

    it will help because students would work for it and it will help their grades

    February 23, 2012 at 12:28 pm |
  231. Brittany

    Getting paid to go to school is wrong in my eyeseight. There are thousands maybe even millions of children who would do anything to get a decent education and here this school is paying children to come to school. Let's look at the con's of this situation. If i were a student at this school and I have taken very ill. Just because i am getting paid to come to school does not mean I have too just because im getting money. What is the point of getting paid to atten school , all you are doin is getting paid to learn. Probably half of the students are failing in academics because just like the school requires you have perfect attendance and good conduct. Hello, what about your academics? Come on guys if you are going to go school to get paid at least benefit from it and get good grades.

    February 23, 2012 at 1:02 pm |
  232. Jessica

    I think that this idea is a bad one because if they dont want to attend school its their loss, if they want no education thats not your problem! Their just going to end up cleanning public bathrooms when they grow up, they wont be the president or even a billionare. And if you are going to pay them it should only be a penny a month because they dont deserve that much money at all!

    February 23, 2012 at 2:27 pm |
  233. Sydney

    I think getting paid to go to school would be awesome for one it would get you ready for when you get a job and two it might make kids want to go to school more.

    February 23, 2012 at 2:29 pm |
  234. Josalynne

    I do not think we should get paid for attending school because we shouldnt get paid for what were supposed to be doing in life.Plus the school needs to save more money beacuse more and more schools are getting shut down because of money shortages.So if schools are willing to pay students what they are supposed to being doing in the first place your gonna cut down on a lot of money.Another reason i do not think its right to pay people to go to school is because if you pay them a fair amount of money people might get really greedy and want more.Thats why i do not think we should get paid for attending school.

    February 23, 2012 at 2:33 pm |
  235. Mikaylah

    I think getting paid to go to school would be awesome but money doesn't grow on trees.I think it might just be a waste of funds of coarse I would like to be paid but how little of money we have to keep these schools open is a very hard job.Like 3 years ago we had to shut down a school because we did not have enough money to keep it up.Teachers please don't get any ideas on paying kids to go to school we are suppose to go to school so we can get a good paying job in the future.

    February 23, 2012 at 2:34 pm |
  236. Dillon

    It would be good for the students to get paid to go to school because u would probably have students with better attendance.Therefore earning the school more money but,the school would also be losing money.Making it to where teachers salary would be cut and people would be losing jobs.So i`m not on either sides for earning money to got to school or not to get money for going to school.

    February 23, 2012 at 2:34 pm |
  237. ashley

    thats verey wrong to be paid to go to school because i think that school would run out of money to pay the kids to go to school . who would even think haveing kids get payed to go to school when i watched this i was really shocked .i was verey disapointed on what they are doing to theses kids they dont learn they would just come for the money to to learn. thats why i would not pay the kids to goto school. :(VERY BAD teachers

    February 23, 2012 at 2:35 pm |
  238. tori

    I think kids should not get paid for going to school. If kids dont want to go to school dont make them let them have a horrible life. But it is also a good thing so if they dont have money for college they can put it away and have some money for college. so for me i can not decide so i pick both of them. It would be good to get paid so you can start a college fund. So that is what I think about getting paid for school.

    February 23, 2012 at 2:36 pm |
  239. Sydney

    I think getting paid to go to school would be awesome for one it would get you ready for when you get a job. And two it might make kids want to go to school more because if you get paid it might be a little more interesting because it might give you something to look forward to.

    February 23, 2012 at 2:37 pm |
  240. Shannon

    I think that being paid to go to school is a little weird.... but I have to say, it could bring new problems, but it could be a positvie thing too. In my opinion, kids would come to school more often and attend almost everyday so they could earn money, but also, they would come to school with virses, and they would probably still be tired, and just get the money, and then they would end up failing because of their exhaustion, or they would make other kids ill. Being paid would be great, and you could buy items, but still you could have major issues accuring all over.

    February 23, 2012 at 2:41 pm |
  241. Ashlie

    I think that getting paid to go to school isn't a good idea. It's wrong to do and I think it should stop. The students might attend school, but they're not paying attention. The district might run out of money, too. What would the school do if that happened? Besides, the students shouldn't rely on the school to get money to buy things that are needed. If they need money, they should get jobs. To get jobs they need to have an education. To get an education, they need to go to school. It's as simple as that. The student shouldn't be going to school sick either because they need the money.

    February 23, 2012 at 2:42 pm |
  242. Adrienne

    I think this is a kind of good idea not so much because kids should be getting high grades not just getting paid to go to school but getting paid to get your grades up.I think at the same time kids should get a little bit of money so that they have something to look forward to and to set a goal.The school will be forced to pay kids if they make this agreemant all around the world thus leaving the school with low funds so kids cant play school sports or participate in school trips.

    February 23, 2012 at 2:42 pm |
  243. Melody

    I dont think that kids should get paid to go to school because students will onlt show up to not pay attention. Teachers might think that they are paying attention but really they might be staring off into space. Also kids are sick will need to feel like they neeed to go to school when really they should just stay home. My final reason is that who know what kids are going to spend there money on, they mioght save it and they might not.

    February 23, 2012 at 2:43 pm |
  244. siera

    i think it is not a good idea because some students have a hard time getting to school on time everyday.

    February 23, 2012 at 2:47 pm |
  245. alexis

    I think that getting paid to go to school is wrong,if they want an education they should come to school willingly and if they dont want an education but would except money to go to school thats not really wanting to learn its their future let them do what they want to do but getting paid to do something that is something every one has to do is wrong.

    February 23, 2012 at 2:47 pm |
  246. Vanessa

    In a way I do believe students should get paid due to some do need the money for financial problems because a lot of kids are dropping out because of work but I do think that there does need to be certain goals to be at before you can get this money. On the other hand though if you do this there will be kids who just show up to the school just for the money and can spend the whole day goofing off or just messing around and wasting other kids time who are there to actually learn and aren't there just for the money.

    February 23, 2012 at 3:45 pm |
  247. noah

    if we do do it some students might go out and by something or one year they might come but then they might not

    February 23, 2012 at 3:46 pm |
  248. yogert

    kids should get paid it is a good way to stop dropouts

    February 23, 2012 at 3:52 pm |
  249. Jeffra

    I think the schools and parents need to do a better job of convincing students of the merits of attending school instead of letting money do their job for them. I understand that adults get paid for their work; however, a student earns credit and an education for attending school. I would hate to see schools abandoning the idea of learning for learning's sake.

    February 23, 2012 at 4:05 pm |
  250. Fabian

    I believe it is a good idea but you should not be paid weekly, nor monthly. It should be a savings account that you can save your money in until you graduate. If your attendance is good, then you will have more money at the end of your high school career. You could use that money for college.

    February 23, 2012 at 4:07 pm |
  251. Nina

    I think they should give kids money for good grades. Because if you think about it, if a student starts off getting $10 a week from their freshman year to their senior year and $25 dollars. When you graduate you will be able to buy your own apartment or car. It will also help you pay for some of your college. It will definitely benefit students.

    February 23, 2012 at 4:09 pm |
  252. Joe

    Instead of attendance it should be for A's, B's, or even C's. It wouldn't be okay to come and not work. Instead of school they should work; if they only care about the money they should just get a job.

    February 23, 2012 at 4:11 pm |
  253. Glenn

    I think every kid should get paid to go to school. its fair!

    February 23, 2012 at 4:13 pm |
  254. Andrea

    I think that paying students is a very bad idea because all the money is going to do is cause students to come only for the money, and not for learning.

    February 23, 2012 at 4:13 pm |
  255. Savannah

    I think students should not get money because they wouldn't get good grades. They should only get it for grades.

    February 23, 2012 at 4:14 pm |
  256. Cynthia

    I think that paying these students to come to school is ridiculous...Pay them for having the best grades of for standing out in school, going out of the normal and making a huge difference in school. Not for just coming to school. Make these kids work for it.

    February 23, 2012 at 4:16 pm |
  257. Kenath

    Many students don't want to go to school. True. Children want money. True. Most children who come to school also want money, and children who don't care are willing to learn for the dough. But drawbacks would be placed to prevent reckless spending instead of just flat out handing them. Good grades? paper. Attendance? paper. Not cussing out teachers, paper. It's all about the money!

    February 23, 2012 at 4:18 pm |
  258. Kendra

    I think kids should not get payed to do something they are required to do it is like getting payed to learn which is a privilege. I believe that this should not be continued, there are a lot of kids that want to attend school in this world and they would do anything to attend school maybe they dont want any money.

    February 23, 2012 at 4:18 pm |
  259. Omar

    I think they should not get paid to learn because learning pays more than $10 a week.

    February 23, 2012 at 4:19 pm |
  260. Malia

    Honestly, if this is the last resort, than I'm all for it, but you're definitely not helping the students in the long run with this plan. Telling them that all they have to do is show up and they'll get paid is not teaching them any responsibility skills or self-governing skills that they'll need in the real world. They need to understand that being successful is more than just showing up for class.

    February 23, 2012 at 5:36 pm |
  261. Ella

    I think that paying students to goto school is crazy!
    We go to school get a education and a job, then we get payed.

    February 23, 2012 at 5:46 pm |
  262. Joseph

    I think it's a bad idea to pay kids to attend school because if they need a better education than money they will do bad in school if worrying about getting paid.

    February 23, 2012 at 6:09 pm |
  263. Camryn

    Going to school is a privilege that we should appreciate. Some children would love to go to school, and here we are, expecting to be paid for it.

    February 23, 2012 at 6:35 pm |
  264. Camryn

    I don't think people shouldn't get paid to go to school because they should already be going to school

    February 23, 2012 at 7:25 pm |
  265. Camryn

    I don't think people should get paid to go to school because they should already be going to school

    February 23, 2012 at 7:27 pm |
  266. Juliet

    I don't think it's good to pay kids to go to school because it's something they should do anyways. It will teach kids the wrong idea. Also schools will have to pay a lot of money to students, which I think they should put towards other activities at school like after school activities or clubs. There is probably some place in the school that needs that much money.

    February 23, 2012 at 7:33 pm |
  267. Dyl

    It is a waste of school funds. Kids should go to school. If you drop out you have your reasons,but in the end students need to realize that they must study so that they can do something with their lives.

    February 23, 2012 at 7:55 pm |
  268. Ethan

    Students will do anything for money. But paying them to go to school is not a good idea. It is not just the idea of getting kids to go to school but the idea of getting kids ready for when they have to make decisions on their own. If we pay students, they will just go because they want money, not because they want to get educated or be prepared for college. It is definitely a bad idea to pay students to go to school.

    February 23, 2012 at 8:56 pm |
  269. Dhruv

    Its awesome to get paid to go to school. It encourages kids to go to school and do well. It helps Them save up for college and university.

    February 23, 2012 at 9:23 pm |
  270. Daniel

    I think its a good idea because they can save money to go to college and also the people who skip school will come back and start learning again.

    February 23, 2012 at 9:25 pm |
  271. Sol

    No!! I really believe that students should attend classes and study of their own choices for their later lives. Money should not be a lure to attract students. Giving money to students, who are supposed to attend classes anyway, is like giving customers more samples in the market to sell things more.

    February 23, 2012 at 10:29 pm |
  272. Katy

    Schools should not start paying their students to attend school because that doesn't mean they are still going to attempt to learn, they are just going to show up. Also, our economy is in a tough state already, it can not afford to pay kids to do what they should do in the first place.

    February 23, 2012 at 10:41 pm |
  273. Spencer

    Honestly, the only good thing about this idea is that it gives students an incentive to attend school; this says nothing of effort or academic success, though, and that could turn into a real problem. Students shouldn't have to be coaxed into an education. If they do not seem to care about attendance, how can they really care about their education?

    February 24, 2012 at 2:03 am |
  274. john

    they must come up to school
    if they use money its wrong
    why paid?
    there are lots of thing bu paying you know

    February 24, 2012 at 7:45 am |
  275. Frank

    i think it isn't a good idea
    you can't use money for comming up to school

    February 24, 2012 at 7:50 am |
  276. Tony

    I think its a good way to get students to attend school and save money for college, it's like killing two birds with one stone!

    February 24, 2012 at 7:51 am |
  277. Abby-Jo

    I would love to come to school if I was getting paid to. Honestly, I'd love the idea of our school paying us. Plus we get some money to save up for college and some to save up for stuff we want. (Like a new laptop ;)

    February 24, 2012 at 8:08 am |
  278. Hannah

    I think that this isn't the best idea because as soon as the schools start running out off money the paid students will leave too. The students are technically already getting paid... in knowledge. Another thing is that many kids dream of getting paid to go to school but what i'm worried about is where they are going to spend the money they get and what they are going to spend it on.

    February 24, 2012 at 8:14 am |
  279. C

    I would love to get payed to go to school, I would never skip but i don't think its fair to give the seniors more money than everyone else. and Carl go easy on the puns.

    February 24, 2012 at 9:04 am |
  280. Nakeva

    I think its a good idea because kids will want to come to school more now but its not such a good idea because schools will lose lots of money this way.

    February 24, 2012 at 9:19 am |
  281. Tony

    that is ok with me only if it was at our school I mean then everybody would want to go to a school like that

    February 24, 2012 at 9:21 am |
  282. Caitlyn

    I think that it is a good idea for the principal to pay the students. That way when and if they decide to go to college they will have money to pay for it and they won't have to take out as big of a loan.

    February 24, 2012 at 9:22 am |
  283. Jacob

    i would love to go to a school that pays me to go!!!!!!!!! but thay should not pay you to go learn things you need to know!!!!

    February 24, 2012 at 9:23 am |
  284. Bemnet

    I think it's wrong to pay student to go to school because it's a privilege to be able to go to school.

    February 24, 2012 at 10:14 am |
  285. Anthony

    i say that if the school has enough money than you should pay the students they will be at school and be more attendnt to there grades to earn that 10 or 25 $

    February 24, 2012 at 10:18 am |
  286. Taylor

    I honestly think its a good idea, kids would go to school more if they got paid, my school should do that, then people wouldnt get suspendid so much and wouldnt play hookie all the time :D

    February 24, 2012 at 10:18 am |
  287. riley

    i think this is great i would love this my dad pays me for grades but every week in school would be outraguios and i would move to go somewere like this

    February 24, 2012 at 10:18 am |
  288. Jeremiah

    If i went to school and got paid to go. Thats what i would think about, not about if im getting good grades or how im doing but that IM GETTING PAID ! For a reason that you shouldnt.

    February 24, 2012 at 10:20 am |
  289. Riley

    The idea of paying students to go to school is a terrible idea. Students should be able to earn their own money by themselves but not by going to school. If you give money to students who attend then they won't learn their lesson, they'll just go to school because of the money.Plus, you should be thankful you even get to go to school unlike other unfortunate children in the world.

    February 24, 2012 at 10:20 am |
  290. Sammy

    Its's a good because no one would want to get into trouble just in case they get kidded out of school

    February 24, 2012 at 10:21 am |
  291. Wyley

    I think that people who attend school should not get payed because they are just wasting money for people who are lucky enough to go to school.

    February 24, 2012 at 10:22 am |
  292. Dorothy

    I think it's a good idea to pay kids to go to school it gives them more to work for and a since of pride. Students will think that school is a job therefor they will try their best to succeed. I think every school should try paying their students and see how much grades go up and how much progress is made.

    February 24, 2012 at 10:23 am |
  293. katelyn

    i think student shouldn't be paid to go to school cause you get the privilege just to be at school to learn

    February 24, 2012 at 10:24 am |
  294. Devin

    i LOVEEE the idea of getting paid to go to school but this is just bribing kids to do good. they will nevernlearn how to earn money the REAl way. also some people in like north korea nead to go to school but we cant and we are wasting money on kids who should do good any way for their own life. like my parents always told me aren what you want

    February 24, 2012 at 10:25 am |
  295. katelyn

    i think student shouldn't be paid to go to school cause you get the privilege just to be at school to learn and get an education.

    February 24, 2012 at 10:25 am |
  296. Wyley

    People should not get payed to go to school because if you think about it people who are already done with school are earning money to make a living. Then if people are being payed to go to school people are wasting money on people for no reason who are lucky enough to even go to SCHOOL.

    February 24, 2012 at 10:26 am |
  297. Damion

    I think that getting payed to go to school is the best idea every because if you are being forced to school I think you should at least get payed for it.

    February 24, 2012 at 10:29 am |
  298. Hussein

    I think students should get paid because if there thinking about not going they well no there loseing out of, practicly free mony.Other kids come to school for free but there coming and geting paid.

    February 24, 2012 at 10:29 am |
  299. Trey

    I think that students should get paid for there grades, if there grades were above a C they could paid.

    February 24, 2012 at 10:32 am |
  300. madison

    I think that getting paid for school is good and bad. It's good because if you have little money it would be a good way to get food and stuff for your family. It's bad because if you pay kids to learn eventually they will stop learning and they'll still get the money!!!!!!!!

    February 24, 2012 at 11:00 am |
  301. Jacob

    I think this is a good idea because it will encourage kids to do well st school.

    February 24, 2012 at 11:03 am |
  302. James

    This can be sort of a controversial thing to do, especially at a school. It's a good idea but could potentially backfire in the mere future.

    February 24, 2012 at 11:06 am |
  303. Danae

    I think thats really cool that high schoolers are getting paid to go to school cause then they can use the money for future preferences .

    February 24, 2012 at 12:15 pm |
  304. Marcus

    I'm a teen maybe we should get paid for helping people in school like janitors taking the trash bags out trash cans. If they get a good grade like an A that would equal to 20$ and if they get the honor roll they get 30$ anything lower than that they should get nothing. We should not get paid because our parents may see that we are getting money in school and the parents might want to have a meeting and the board may see that we are getting money and then school is closed forever.

    February 24, 2012 at 12:29 pm |
  305. Sylvia

    I think people shouldn't get payed all they will think about other things with their money........ That is very stupid....

    February 24, 2012 at 2:19 pm |
  306. joe

    i think that paying people to go to school will make them show up but dosent mean they will listen and learn

    February 24, 2012 at 2:21 pm |
  307. travis

    I think that we should be paid to go to school for perfect attendence and for Bs and As the price should go up a little more. But it should also can be used as a punishment , what I mean is that it should be taken away for those who break the rules. But also you can't moniter the bathrooms so their is a main target to break rules, so I think with that the bathrooms should have a limit or a gaurd. Also here should be some starter rates: 1st – 2nd get $2 a week 3rd-5th get $5 a week 6th get $8 a week 7th and 8th get $10 a week and highschoolers get $12 a week As + 3 and Bs + 1 and Ds -1 and F's – 75 %. But it has a side affect that kids could start focusing on the money and not the work so thats one side affect. But otherwise there is no bad sides so its mostly a good idea.

    February 24, 2012 at 2:24 pm |
  308. Brandon

    They shouldn't pay the kids money because its a privilege to go school. Its their own fault for not coming to school to learn so they are just damaging their own education

    February 24, 2012 at 2:27 pm |
    • Brenden

      I agree with Brandon

      February 24, 2012 at 2:28 pm |
  309. Levi

    I think it is outragous that something that teaches people how to do things to help you succeed in life

    February 24, 2012 at 3:20 pm |
  310. Braden

    thats awsome i think it would make more kids want to go to school awsome idea

    February 24, 2012 at 3:21 pm |
  311. Anthonation

    I think that they should already be expected to go to school so for them to get paid for what they are all ready supposed to do is not a good idea. They should be paid for having a whole year of perfect attendance and for them to be well behaved.

    February 24, 2012 at 3:21 pm |
  312. Brandyn

    i think it's awesome. Paying students will cause them to actually try at school.

    February 24, 2012 at 3:21 pm |
  313. Tanner

    I think it is ridiculous that kids should get paid to school. It is their responsibility to go to school. They should be punished and not rewarded for not attending school.

    February 24, 2012 at 3:22 pm |
  314. Johnny

    I don't think they should do that because it is the child's own fault if he or she doesn't go to school. So if they don't go do school you get a bad education so you go to school you get a good education

    February 24, 2012 at 3:22 pm |
  315. Loftin

    I think that going to school is enough of a privilege itself, but if the school has trouble with attendance it might be a good idea to offer some incentives.

    February 24, 2012 at 3:22 pm |
  316. Lashay

    i think qettinq paid to qo to school is a qood idea because the students know if they have a qood attendence and have qood conduct they will qet paid . so basically its qettinq an award for beinq a qood student . and it will make students wanna qo to school .

    February 24, 2012 at 3:23 pm |
  317. Jorie

    I think getting paid to go to school gets students excited about going to school. If students are paid they can save up for college. It also helps students learn to behave.

    February 24, 2012 at 3:23 pm |
  318. Colt

    I think students should get paid to go to school. It would help students come to school. Students would want to come to school and they would think of it as more of a job. They would also make some money and would help them save money.

    February 24, 2012 at 3:23 pm |
  319. Tana

    Ok first thing first WOULD YOU GO TO SCHOOL IF YOU GOT PAYED TO GO TO SCHOOL!?!? well I would, if you get paid your gonna come and TRY to get better grades. I get that some people think its wrong to get paid to go to school but would you rather they never went to college?

    February 24, 2012 at 3:24 pm |
  320. Kate

    I think it is a good idea. It will help students be persuade. Students will want to go to school and have a good behavior.

    February 24, 2012 at 3:25 pm |
  321. Justin

    i love this idea i mean if i got paid just for going to school i would be so happy i would be able to buy a new i pod and a new ps3 and all kinds of new shhtuffbut i love this idea and wish i went to school there or all schools did this

    February 24, 2012 at 3:26 pm |
  322. Erika

    awwww i wish my school did thiss !!!!! :(

    February 24, 2012 at 3:26 pm |
  323. braden

    I think we all should get paid to go to school. That would be good to get money from school.

    February 24, 2012 at 3:27 pm |
  324. jennifer

    I think that it's a bad Idea to reward students to go to school. it's their choice to go to school or not. But the students who choose not to go to school will regret it later in life when they want to look for a job.

    February 24, 2012 at 3:28 pm |
  325. Yasmin

    I think that paying kids to go to school is wrong because you are paying kids to learn, which is not right.

    February 24, 2012 at 6:15 pm |
  326. Amelia

    Where are they getting the money from? Education is already getting enough budget cuts as it is, and now they are paying students to come to school? ABSOLUTELY OUTRAGEOUS.

    February 24, 2012 at 7:34 pm |
  327. KAT

    I think they shouldn't pay the kids to go to school.they should know that to get a good education that they should attend school instead of getting paid.

    February 24, 2012 at 8:45 pm |
  328. Scott

    I think it is good so students could saves money for other things like a computer or a new cell phone.

    February 24, 2012 at 9:19 pm |
  329. Nate

    People tell me all the time "Its your job to go to school". So why not get paid?

    February 24, 2012 at 9:58 pm |
  330. NIck

    Ok.... I reread the story and saw it was also with good coduct but the grades will not change. Also you should not get pay for a privilege. Yes going to schoool is a privilege because many kids can't. Paying them is NOT perparing them for college. You WILL NOT get paid to go to your classes.( Take this from me. My dad is a college Prof.)

    February 24, 2012 at 10:15 pm |
  331. Chris

    I think this is sad, western civilization enbables that nearly every kid can go to school and this school pays the pupils for going to school. I think this pupils and their parents should more appreciate that their children are able to go to school. In most countries in Africa children can get no education because they have to work to make a living. I also think this is a general problem of our civilization, we should all more appreciate the things an the standard of live we have.

    February 25, 2012 at 12:52 pm |
  332. Ali

    I don’t think that kids should be paid to go to school. Kids don’t know how lucky they are that they have the opportunity to get an education and how important it is to be educated. They should want to go to school without getting paid. It is their responsibility. Kids need to realize that their high school education is the foundation of their future. Do you realize how many kids take school for granted? Think about all of those less fortunate countries all around the world where kids don’t have the opportunity to go to school and get an education. Paying kids to go to school is not teaching kids anything.

    February 25, 2012 at 3:59 pm |
  333. Devyn

    I think that long term for the seniors continuing to college. However, they talk all the time about people being unemployed and the country having to raise taxes and stuff like that and yet they have enough money to pay STUDENTS? Doesn't sound right to me.

    February 25, 2012 at 6:38 pm |
  334. Alvyn

    I think that they shouldn't pay students because it is their duty to attend school. It is a privilege to be taught for free and we shouldn't expect money in return.

    February 25, 2012 at 7:08 pm |
  335. laura

    it might be wrong because its school and schools need the money the school is giving the students but kids could get the extra money but they are still giving their money back because the money is from parent help im not really sure what side im in but its a good and bad idea

    February 25, 2012 at 8:46 pm |
  336. Adam

    I think that the students at the charter school are getting lazy. I think that the kids should go to school anyway and they might go to school just to get the money. But by paying the students they might not drop out and stay in school until college.

    February 26, 2012 at 7:55 am |
  337. Emma

    They shouldn't pay kids to go to school it should be something kids know they should do.
    Its teaching kids there that they will get payed for things even if they don't want to do, they should be using that money to add more clubs and school supplies not wasting it to make kids attend their school

    February 26, 2012 at 11:08 am |