September 15th, 2008
07:14 PM ET

Paying Parents to Go to School?

Back in January, we blogged about a program where students got paid to study with tutors. Apparently, this story struck a chord, because hundreds of you responded. Well, on today's show we covered a similar story with a twist: In Iowa, a program called Education Brain Trust is paying parents $25 to attend day-long seminars that show them how to work with teachers, help with homework and how to support their kids.  So far, more than 300 parents have attended the program.

A school superintendent in Iowa supports the program because it encourages parental involvement; But some critics say that paying parents cheapens the learning process. The ball's in your court: Drop us a line and let us know where you stand on this issue.

Lisa Porterfield, Curriculum Manager


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