Thursday, October 11, 2007

Georgia School District Begins Paying Slacker Students

ATLANTA (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Georgia students will soon find that it pays to stay in school – literally.

Starting in January 2008, the Georgia Board Of Education will begin the Learn and Earn program, which will pay certain underachieving students to attend class instead of cutting.

Board commissioner Robb Pitts feels the program will help students “put school back on the top of their list, and give them the opportunities to develop their potentials and abilities.”

But in the new school solution, it doesn’t pay to be a hard worker, as good students aren’t going to see a dime.

Pitts believes “Overachievers are going to do well, no matter what,” and doesn’t see hard workers slacking off to take advantage of the penny-pushing program.

He says, “Our main goal is to pick up those kids who aren’t involved and focused on school, and motivate them to like it again.”

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