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Tennessee proposes welfare reform?
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[quote:Anonymous Coward 11181464:MV8yMTIzMDA2XzM1ODIwNTA5X0UwOEE5OTM1] Maybe instead of the plan above, provide an extra $20-30 a month per child in food stamps if the children make honor roll and/or take part in extracurricular activities. That way even though they're getting a hand out maybe they'll realise that hard work equals extra goodies. And if a family in struggling to get by the parents might push/help their kid. [/quote]
"A Tennessee lawmaker is pushing a controversial new bill that would tie welfare benefits to students' performance in school."
"Republican state Sen. Stacey Campfield last week introduced the legislation, which calls for the state to cut welfare benefits to parents whose kids don't do well in class. Critics are already panning the proposal as unfair, and one that could hurt students in the end -- but Campfield is defending his idea, which he says would force parents to take a more active role in their children’s education."
“We’re not asking children to re-write the Magna Carta,” Campfield told FoxNews.com Monday. “A D-minus gets you through.”
link to www.foxnews.com
I live on the state boarding of Kentucky and Tennessee and heard this pop up on the radio on my way home from work
I wonder if it would play towards multi-child families
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