It’s a wonder I have any hair at all! Even Rogaine couldn’t help this patriot now.
Did we send Republicans to Raleigh to fix the budget, fix the paybacks, fix the ridiculous spending sprees by the Governette, be fiscally responsible, put credibility back in the legislature or did we send them to devise stupid suggestions like the idea espoused in the newest WRAL.com article:
NC considering paying students for good grades
By EMERY P. DALESIO, Associated Press
RALEIGH, N.C. — Nine-year-old Samantha Hubbard’s eyes popped open for an instant as the thought flashed through her mind.
Would she study harder if North Carolina offered to pay her $1,000 a year from kindergarten through high-school graduation if she came to class, behaved, and earned good grades?
It’s a reach beyond rewards like gold stars and pizza parties. But dangling cash rewards could be the cheapest and most effective motivator to raise test scores and lower dropout rates, said Sen. Fletcher Hartsell, R-Cabarrus, who is proposing the idea in legislation awaiting a committee hearing. If the money is paid to parents, that could get them more involved in helping their children succeed, he said. (Read the rest online if you can stomach it.)
We’ve lost all common sense. All of it. When will personal responsibility be something we cherish and promote instead of giveaways?
Somebody please confirm Mike Stone isn’t for this.
Wait Jeff Moss and Bob Huets have to be behind this. Both are masters of their game when it comes to incentives and wasting taxpayer money. Been to Raleigh lately, Bob? We know Moss hasn’t – he’s been out West or complaining to parents and kids there’s no money for the LCS to operate next year!