Chicago Schools Bribe Parents With Gift Cards to Attend Teacher Conferences
You may have heard about bribes offered to kids in order to increase attendance, but what about bribing parents? Chicago schools are doing just that. Parents will be given a $25 dollar gift card to Walgreens if they pick up their child’s report card and attend parent-teacher conferences.
Fox and Friends co-host Brian Kilmeade wondered, “Is it the fact that they’re not flexible enough where the parents are working two jobs and can’t get there on time? Or
do they believe that parents […] have that little interest in their children that they need a bribe to go?”
The exact reasons may be unclear, but the fact remains that schools in Chicago do not have high graduation rates. If parents are more involved, officials believe that children will do better in school. Walgreens is donating the money for this effort.
Do you think this is a smart move?
Don't want to keep checking back here for the latest from Fox News? That's cool. We'll come to you ...
Connect with Fox News
Get More Fox!
They're outspoken, out of the box, outrageous and outstandingly smart! And he is outnumbered. Don't miss the premiere of a new panel show on Fox News Channel, bringing you a refreshing new twist on news. Check out all the details on "Outnumbered," debuting Monday, April 28 at noon ET!
Fox News Channel presents an exciting new feature series, My America with Elisabeth Hasselbeck. From the quirky to the inspirational, "My America" will reveal who we are as a nation – driven, passionate and uniquely American. Check out the latest installment: an inside look at Mutton Bustin!
GretaWire.com is the official blog of Greta Van Susteren. Get Greta’s breaking news alerts, pictures, videos, polls, and behind-the-scenes exclusives. Plus, speak out on open threads, as well as the live chat page. Connect to the GretaWire community ... and to Greta herself!