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Should Students Be Paid To Go To School?

Should Students Be Paid To Go To School?-Well, getting educated shouldn’t be seen as privilege because it is a right and there will certainly be two response to this question even you reading this write up already have your response to this and a large number of people will go with the positive response.

The thing is there are a lot of advantages tied to paying students to go school and if we are honest, this will make a lot of students want to go to school even as frustrating as school can be at times.

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Students get frustrated with studying for exams, test, doing assignments and others but how do you think they will act when they are being paid to go to school and also get good grades.

Do you think they will put in more effort?

Do you think they will take their education seriously?

Will it reduce the number of school drop out?

We are going to talk about all these and more in this article so you will have to follow us with rapt attention as we are going to try our best to do justice to this debate.

Why Students Should Be Paid To Go To School

If you are paid to do something, would you do it well? You certainly will put in your energy, time and effort to get that thing done and even do it properly. Well, this is how it’s going to be if students were paid to go to school.

Without much talk, let’s get to the points:

  • More students will attend school

A lot of students have complained about how frustrating school can be and this has always reduce the attendance of  students in school but what if we say that paying students will ignite the zeal to be in school.

When students are being paid to be in school, they would certainly be motivated to get up in the morning and prepare to be in school regardless of how frustrating school would be and this will increase the attendance of students in school.

  • It could help to pay for college

The tuition of colleges are on the high side and if students are paid to go to school, they will save up money to help them pay for college. They wouldn’t want to miss school for a day because coming to school means getting more money and getting more money means saving up more for college.

  • Students will love school more

The thing is students don’t really have a choice as they are expected to be in school whether they like it or not; this can be frustrating though. But when students are paid to go to school, they would love school even more as they are earning money for being there.

Should Students Be Paid To Go To School?

  • They will be able to manage finance

When students are paid to be in school, it will give them a level of financial freedom when they graduate as they will be able to manage their finance properly. Getting paid while in school will teach them how to deal with cash as be cautious of their spending.

  • Students will become independent

When students earn money for going to school, they will be able to meet up with some of their needs without having to ask their parents for money. They will have a level of independence as they will be able to meet their needs on their own and pay up some bills.

This feeling of independence will come will a sense of fulfillment as students love it when they are in the position to meet their needs.

  • Students will do better in school

When students are paid to go to school, they would also want to do better in school especially if there is an incentive for getting good grades.

  • Students will pay more attention in class

When students are paid to go to school, they won’t have a choice but to pay more attention in class. This money would motivate them to concentrate while in class and also see the need to be in school.

  • It will reduce the rate of school drop out

Students drop out of school for a number of reasons like inability to meet up with tuition fee, lack of motivation to be in school, lack of support etc. but when they are being paid to be in school, they would get money to pay for their tuition and also meet up with some other expenses and this will reduce the rate of school drop-out.

Since lack of motivation is part of the reason student quit school, paying them to go to school will act as a motivation to want to go to school and so the thought of quitting school will not even come to mind.

Why Students Shouldn’t Be Paid To Go To School

Everything that has an advantage will surely have a disadvantage and in as much as paying students to go to school has its advantages, there are still some disadvantages tied to it.

We are going to go through why students shouldn’t be paid to go to school:

  • It wont foster the right attitude to learning

Students are in school to learn and get the right skills and knowledge that will help them in life and when they are being paid to go to school, they won’t see the real reason behind being in school as their motivation to go to school is to get paid.

They see coming to school as a source of income instead of an avenue to learn and become a better person.

  • It will only work when the reward is tangible

People tend to work hard when there is value attached to what they would get in return for what they do and this is so for students. Students will want to be in school when the value of the reward for being in school has value and would be able to meet their needs as the value of the reward would motivate them and not even the knowledge they would get from being in school and this is a wrong motive.

  • There is no guarantee that the students will use the money well

Getting these cash rewards doesn’t mean that the students will use the money well as some of these students might lavish the money on irrelevant items like cigarettes and drugs.

They may believe that the money will always come if they get good grades and so they would spend the money on wisely and expect to get another as long as they always come to school

Should Students Be Paid To Go To School?

  • Some people see it as a form a manipulation

The thing is the society has its own idea of everything and while some others see paying students to go to school as a step in the right direction, some others would see it as a form of manipulation and bribery.

Why pay students for what they are supposed to do normally? It is believed that students are expected to be in school and paying them to do what they are expected to do would change their orientation about learning.

 Paying students to go to school will affect their decision-making process in the future as they would always want to get reward for something even if they are meant to do it.

  • Education would lose its value

It is important that everyone gets educated and education is not just about going to school as there is more to it. Education is more of the knowledge, skill, training, attitude and morals you learn from being in school and if students don’t see this as the reason they should be in school, then the value attached to education will be lost.

Paying students to go to school will make then see it as an avenue to make money and not to get knowledge to prepare them for the future.

Final Note

Paying students to go to school is a good idea but in as much as it has its benefits, there are also some disadvantages like we have mentioned. It is true that the general attendance of students in school will increase but why are they in school? Are they in school for the knowledge or the money?

It is good to incentivize students so as to motivate them to see education as a limelight to success but there are better ways of doing it that will not be detrimental to the students’ way of life and also to the value of education. -Should Students Be Paid To Go To School?

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