Should students be bribed into attending classes?
by Danny Tyree
February 1, 2024
Are truancy officers about to get help in fighting absenteeism?
According to the New York Post, the Ohio legislature is considering a bipartisan pilot program that would make cash transfers to select kindergarten and ninth-grade students if they show up a whopping 90 percent of the time.
(One of my friends remarked that the $1.5 million project is called a pilot program because it makes as much sense as a beagle flying a WW I Sopwith Camel. But I digress.)
Schools have exhausted other methods of motivating students (year-round dunking machines showed promise, but principals balked when hydr...