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Toronto school board considers paying students

Poverty reduction program would reward students for academic, social work


 

The Toronto District School Board is considering paying students to attend class as part of an anti-poverty initiative. So far, it’s not clear what kind of program the public school board is studying—only that it’s looking at the idea that students could be promised “some kind of financial benefit… to help you with your basic needs,” according to a TDSB official, and that the funding for such a program would have to come from “community partners.” Similar experiments in the U.S. have met with mixed results: in New York, students who were given $50 for doing well on a series of tests didn’t perform any better; however, elsewhere, students’ reading scores improved after they were promised a flat $2 fee for every book they read.

Toronto Star


 
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Toronto school board considers paying students

  1. Fire the school board and use the funds to finance vouchers that parents can use to send their kids to better schools than the government can run.

  2. You gotta love Canada. They always find new and interesting ways to fail.

    Maybe you ought to stop immigration from third-world holes, eh?

  3. You gotta love Canada. They always find new and interesting ways to fail.

    Maybe you ought to stop immigration from third-world holes, eh?

  4. Whatever happened to simply learning so that you can achieve something in life.

  5. Whatever happened to simply learning so that you can achieve something in life.

  6. And I thought that Ontario is now qualified for equalization payment. This only shows that your province is awash with money.

  7. And I thought that Ontario is now qualified for equalization payment. This only shows that your province is awash with money.

  8. Send them to the U of Manitoba, they can get a degree without passing exams.

  9. Send them to the U of Manitoba, they can get a degree without passing exams.

  10. more univ./college scholarships…reward for effort!

  11. more univ./college scholarships…reward for effort!