teaching them to expect handouts from an early age is a great lesson plan! 1. get paid to stay in school, while kids in china pay to go to school and beat us. 2. get free needles for being a drug user 3. get free money for having multiple kids with multiple fathers. 4. get free money to sit at home and smoke pot. http://www.thestar.com/article/891921--should-we-pay-needy-students-to-attend-school The controversial concept of paying kids to do well has been experimented with in the U.S., with some arguing it is nothing more than a bribe and others comparing it to a scholarship program. A study of four cities with different approaches found mixed results. New York students, given $50 for doing well on 10 tests in the school year, didnt do any better. But kids in other cities paid for attendance, good behaviour and improved standardized test scores or even a flat rate of $2 per book read noticed a boost in reading scores.