The question among educators and parents alike – as well as psychologists and right wing advocates; of whether to pay kids for good grades has been debated as much as presidential elections. Is it right or wrong? Is it morally adept?
Yes – if you didn’t already know it, today kids are adorning mini cap and gowns atop fancy dresses and suit and ties in their school colors, and taking the walk down the aisle to receive their certificate of graduation from pre-school graduation ceremonies across the country.
The news is filled with stories coming out of schools that shout there is too much violence, problems with dress codes, teachers cheating, children misbehaving. You name it; the school system today is essentially a metaphorical mixing bowl of young society all trying to function under one set of rules.
With the introduction of the No Child Left behind laws that are now, being phased out by public schools, many educators and school administrators question why all parties in the educational process from administration to teachers and students are being held accountable for children passing school, EXCEPT for the parents.
Florida is very proudly one of the first states to fully offer virtual school as a state-supported education option through high school. Those who take proper advantage of it are also then able to dual enroll and complete college credits before graduating high school.
And while it feels good to see that school are trying to keep our kids safer, you have to wonder if visitor badges and keeping parents out is really the solution to a school violence problem.
What do you do when every day your child comes home from school without one or two of their belongings? One day it is their lunch box, the next day it’s their jacket or the shoes for PE.
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