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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Once Common Core Standards are Instituted, DC Public School District Won't have to Pay Students to Attend School.

High stakes testing AND paying to students to attend school will develop that love of learning.

Common Core standards and RTTT mandates will entrance students so strongly, they will flock to classrooms and listen intently so they can be assessed every three weeks to see what they've retained.   The love of learning is re-instituted and the educational problems in schools will be solved!  Finally!  RTTT and Common Core and the billions of dollars needed for implementation will solve the problems of students not learning and performing well on standardized tests.  Oh, that Arne Duncan is so smart.

Yep.  That's the ticket.  DC will save so much money when they won't have to pay their students $5.25 per hour for summer school next year.  Those nationalized standards, assessments and curriculum will provide the impetus to ensure student success and innate desire to learn.

The 95 students who voluntarily signed up for the summer school program will receive half of an elective credit. But to fill the 400-student session with at-risk students, DCPS reached out to the Department of Employment Services. More than 300 students flagged by DCPS and who had signed up for the Summer Youth Employment Program were told that school would be their jobs this summer.

Taxpayers once again are paying kids to go to school. 

This summer isn't the first time the city has paid students to learn. The District allowed a Harvard University group to pay about 3,000 middle-school students up to $100 a month for good grades during the 2008-09 and 2009-10 school years. Grades overall didn't improve significantly.

It's not just in DC.  Money is also given to students in various school districts including schools in Ohio, New Jersey and Florida. 

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