Thursday, October 01, 2009

Detroit Bribes Students to Boost School Attendance

It's likely rare that I would post a news item -- much less, read one -- from an organization like Fox News, but this was a notable feed in my iGoogle page. To encourage attendance on count day...
Students in Detroit were treated to free meals, ice-cream parties, T-shirts, celebrity visits and a chance to win iPods and a plasma-screen TV — just for showing up for class.
Makes one yearn to be re-enrolled in school.

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