December 1, 2006, - 11:28 am

Declining America: Bribing Kids to Go to School

By Debbie Schlussel
In Montana, a school district (which includes Dick Cheney’s high school alma mater) is giving kids $28,000 Chevy trucks to go to school, AP reports.
Is that what it has come down to–Bribery to get kids to do basic things? Incredible.
If that’s the motivation, they’ll be at school, but they won’t necessarily learn. What’s next–Porsches for washing your hands after going to the bathroom?
While the Casper, Wyoming school district has a 29% dropout rate apparently due to the booming gas-and-old industry (kids can make $15-$17 an hour), other school districts around the country are giving vehicles away for attendance, too: Hartford, Connecticut; Pueblo, Colorado; South Lake Tahoe, California; and Wickenburg and Yuma, Arizona.

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Shame on them. Material carrots shouldn’t be part of the approach to get kids to want to learn. The desire not to be a dummy and the promise of future opportunities should be the motivator.
No wonder we are turning out so many dummies from the American public school system and falling way behind in the sciences and math. The only math these kids seem to be concerned with is their chances of winning a Chevrolet Colorado crew cab in read, with an MP3 player.

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8 Responses

This reminds me of a comedy sketch by Chris Rock. He was mocking men who say “I pay my bills and take care of my kids!”. Dude you’re SUPPOSED to pay your bills and take care of your kids- you want a medal??
Of course I could use a new car- maybe i’ll move there and send my kids to school. I have 5 – will I get 5 trucks????

MarySJ on December 1, 2006 at 12:12 pm

Yeah… Lure me to school with a crappy GM vehicle with an MP3 player. Wow! Perfect attendance can get me a pick-up truck that will fall apart in 4 years. Let’s set the bar lower, please. Liberal educrats have all the best ideas to stimulate young minds.

Yiddish Steel on December 1, 2006 at 1:25 pm

Congradulations America…..we just hit another new low. Yeah this is how you lure kids back to the classroom, by giving away an automobile. It just shows that people among my generation and beyond are stupid even when your a hollywood star……see linsay lohan.
Well I shouldn’t have to tell you that the death busters (sorry, sailor moon reference) has taken over our public education system. But giving away an automobile just to get children back in the classroom? Suuure, like they’ll really want to learn math. They’ll learn more about how to rap some new song from 50 cent than 9 x 9.

Squirrel3D on December 1, 2006 at 1:34 pm

Hey Debbie, can I give you a truck to take a picture with you? :-)

Independent Conservative on December 1, 2006 at 2:04 pm

Barbara Walter’s recent “mistakes” broadcast shows the decline of Western civilization as we know it…just as it is NOW politically incorrect to slap your woman around when she DESERVES it (as Sean Connery atttested), it’s also NOW wrong to SPARE THE ROD AND SPOIL THE CHILD even though the proverbs of the bible tells us differnetly!!!
OF COURSE i’d slap YOU differently than i would my “hoes” Debster…and in the current PC enviorment THIS comment WILL be deleted—FLASHBACK to getting banned from the SternFanNetwork AND Dave Chappelle’s site for pointing out the obvious—-just because the so called “N” word was outlawed by PC newspeak don’t mean that our liberal ‘brethren’ don’t THINK *niggger*
THANK YOU Michael Richards for DEMONstrating the TRUTH…so when are y’all gonna buy your kids them Silver Shadows for Xmas???

EminemsRevenge on December 1, 2006 at 2:49 pm

Back in middleskool in Ann Arbor, skool was so mind numbingly psyco I used to cut class and play chess all day at Marx coffie house.
To get me to not be truant the skool, at the corner of Nixon and Blueit streets, paid me 50 cents and hour to attend.
No Lie.

Walt from michigan on December 1, 2006 at 3:17 pm

To EminemsRevenge…..from one black person to another…..WHO THE HELL DO YOU THINK YOU ARE TO REPERSENT ALL BLACK PEOPLE IN THAT MANNER? I will not be repersented by the likes of you. I understand I’m not “black” enough for you and I’m no longer recognized as such, but I’m an american at the end of the day.
When your comment is deleted, and finished reading this, I hope lightning strikes you.

Squirrel3D on December 1, 2006 at 7:28 pm

15-17 bucks an hour in Casper, WY? Wait till the illegals hear about that! They will do it for 10 bucks and then there will be a whole new class of jobs “Americans won’t do”. Every job a H.S. student is qualified for can be done by illegals, for less. Soon, you too, will be unemployed, unemployable and uneducated, but you’ll have a nice truck. Trade it for food and rent. Go to school and study like your life depended on it. It does.

jeebie on December 1, 2006 at 8:03 pm

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