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Tennessee proposes welfare reform?
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[quote:Ralph--a house dog:MV8yMTIzMDA2XzM1ODIyMjk2X0VCMUUxRTM=] [quote:Dried Up Hag:MV8yMTIzMDA2XzM1ODIwMTM4X0JCQTk1MkJD] Years ago, there was a program called "Futures" in my state. It required that a person on welfare to be placed in a skills assessment program and - if neccessary, schooling or other professional training. The whole time the person's benefits would remain intact. Then - when training was finished, the state would provide ssistance with job placement, getting clothes and uniforms for work and interviews, provide resume assistance and interview training. Once placed in a job, the state kept the person's benefits, (ie, medical, foodstamps, etc.), in place and provided child care as well for up to two years or until the person was able to get the medical benefits through their job, and pay for daycare on their own, etc.... I thought that was a terrific program and should have helped so many people get back on their feet.....where did that program go? [/quote] What a practical, effective way to give someone a boost up out of poverty! Sounds somewhat like the old federal Job Corps program, but this seems like it was better. As for what happened to it, my guess is that it probably just made too much good sense so they scrapped it. [/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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