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Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Whoa there.

Talk about a change in culture. What is the quickest way for elementary school children to make a buck? Paper route? Lemonade stand? Nope, it is informing on other classmates. That’s right. Schools in Georgia have set up a reward system for informing which children carry drugs, weapons, or violent thoughts to school. They can receive 100-500 dollars cash, camping trips, pizza parties, and the list goes on. Not only is this destroying a child sense of community, but their sense of economy as well. What type of work ethic is taught by offering $500 and pizza parties for information? Are American schools mafia training or schools! For the sake of the American economy, I hope kids start returning to working at the food court for their middle school jobs.

Read the whole article at : http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7636124/

2 Comments:

  • I guess that our culture is changing rapidly. Forty years ago, children would never of dream of taking guns or drugs to school. Now that it happens on a frequent basis, administrators want to cut down on it. I have to disagree with you. I think that the incentives are good. If children know that they could be exposed, they will probably be less inclined to bring such things to school. Yes, the idea seems strange. But if 100 dollars can save a life, wny not put it as an incentive?

    By Blogger Steve504, at 9:49 PM  

  • I can not say that I agree or disagree with this new incentive policy, it seems way to contraversial. On one hand, I see how it promotes an understanding of saftey and it helps kids to work towards better and safer enviroment. Don't get me wrong, I am all for incentives, but on the other hand I do see that children are going to grow up with the misconception of making money. The cash stipulation aspect of this program really rubs me the wrong way, because this children are going to grow up thinking that making money is as easy as turning a peer in. This does ruin the dynamic of relationships and creates a misconception of the average dollar. I think this progam could be better thought out.

    By Blogger Jennifer Colvin, at 11:00 PM  

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