Top Ten Reasons Why Kids Should Get Paid to Go to School

This is almost every kids' dream. This list is just a joke, but I made some reasons true and some reasons weird or fake. Enjoy! :)

The Top Ten

Without Kids the School Wouldn't Be Operating

It's true. Without students, the teachers will get no jobs meaning no principal, meaning no school. The students are 75% running the school and keeping it live while the teachers and principal are 25%.

Without us, the teachers would be unemployed!

No students means no school. Teachers are employed because of students. Teachers can't teach without students.

its true we need money and teachers get all of these special things when us kids are running the school we deserve more
deserve more teachers are stealing the spotlight when we are not alive people will not have jobs people like teachers we. need to be respect something from our teachers we are more important cause we are the bosses without us they will not have a job so we need to get paid we are the spotlight for the world we provide jobs cause without us they are worthless we need the respect we deserve we are united kids as we deserve MORE!

The Law Prohibits Work Without Pay

To some people, school might not feel like a job. A kid doing their math homework isn't helping our society, right? But think about it; kids are the future generation. Their job is to be smart, so that future generations to come are smart and we have a functioning society with educated citizens. Don't you want us to have a bright future? Isn't that a job? Not to mention since many teenagers have depression, doing anything feels like a lot of effort. Being paid to find the energy to learn when your mental illness has made it so you don't have the energy to do anything is amazingly difficult, and kids should be rewarded for that. Teenagers totally should be paid for their "high school career".

The Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 guarantees a minimum wage and overtime pay, and it only applies to employees engaged in interstate commerce or employed by an enterprise engaged in commerce or in the production of good for commerce, as well as banning employment of minors under the age of 14, and even then they can only work part time. Minors over the age of 15 can work full time, but FLSA does not apply because they do not engage in commerce. In a technical sense, school prepares teenagers for the workforce, so indirectly schools are engaging in commerce, and they can pay students if they want to, but only those over the age of 13. The Common Core has also set students up for failure, so it does not make sense to decline them pay.

This is basically modern child labor disguised as "education"

We always work on stuff but never get paid. Totally unfair.

It Can Teach Us How to Finance Early

Why don't we learn this in school? It's WAY more important functions or knowing what's inside of a cell or the other we learn instead.

If you don't know how to finance and are alone as an adult, let's face it, YOUR SCREWED

And we can skip buisness class!


Kids Will Pay Attention in School

My daughter said she would much rather go to school if there was money involved. She ditches school a lot and said she would stay if she had something to look forward too.

What is a good website for this toipic

i agree


Kids Will Like School a Lot More

Yea I think we should cause I am from the government of united nation

I voted for this because my friends and I will pay a lot mare attention during school

I do think that kids would like it a lot more because of the fact that they would be getting paid with money instead of knowledge.

I will like it cause I would get more MONEY

Kids Would Become More Independent

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More Students Would Attend School

You have a lot of high absentee rates in some states, and already school is required by law or the student is truant, and that has legal complications. So paying students would make total sense to make more people comply with federal law.

If you got paid, then everyone would actually enjoy it.

Well it sucks because we don't have a choice, and the teachers get paid and they can take a day off if they want but the only way we get a day off is if we are sick, and we can't quit school like they can quit their jobs

Not really. Everyone is already going to school because they don't have a choice. They don't need to pay the students because everyone has already attended school, and it wouldn't bring any more students.

The Government Has Extra Money

If you paid each kid 15 dollars a month to go to school, saying that they go to school for 9 months, the federal government would be spending a rough estimate of $6.678 billion a year. That's relatively small on a budgetary scale, and we could get even more money for this by cutting welfare benefits. (To begin with, cutting welfare benefits would force more potentials workers to find a job, which would free up a lot of money and increase economic productivity.)

Since the government has more money and the teachers get paid (they hardly do any thing) we should get paid for doing it 75% of the work and we take papers home for home work 25% so 75% + 25% =100% of the work.

It's true, the government extra money that they are not using, so unfaairrr.

Instead of spending all that money on bullet trains we can't even ride until we're 18, or on banks with insulting customer service, they can use it to pay us the hard-working students.

Schools Are Basically Full-Time Careers For Children

Kids are like adults too. They do whatever the can and get a bunch A+ and it ends up in the trash and that paper is wasted. I spend 10 months at school each year all for nothing! MY LIFE IS WASTED AT SCHOOL! And if you want a day just with your family, they make it sooo difficult just to miss school FOR A DAY! Kids should be paid for all of this torture!

We have homework, schoolwork, and then studying. And even then, sometimes the homework is so hard that we stay up until 3 A.M or something like that.

These are full-time careers, but required by law and full of people you don't like.

School is basically a full-time career for children, so I think they should get paid.

School Gets Harder as You Go Up

Sometimes school is just hard, and a pay day would really make us students happy.

They don't realize how hard it is and how much it affects our future. I can keep up since I'm a straight A student, but most of the students are having problems at home, being bullied etc. Not everyone has time to study. the least they could do is give us some money or something.

And whats the point of paying students just because school gets harder."

Look,school is harder, and you have to stay up late just to complete harder and more assignments.

And the harder it gets, the more you can put your energy into studying instead of complaining."

Do you even understand?

People don't understand that some kids work there butts off basically for nothing. Partically in college they are making you go to school longer but in reality your just getting a job and that 2 or 3 extra years you did it just for a good job. I think you should get paid.

The Contenders

Lots of Bosses Equal Extra Money

I would say that the money comes from the school's principal and is dished out to students based on age.

There are lots of teachers. One tells you this, one tells you that. They have a different rulesets. But the most important thing is the bosses giving you money after you work. So that would mean middle + high school students would get almost $7,000 and pre-k plus grades kindergarten through 5 will get about $5,500. Add that to gifted classes and special needs. That's a lot of money we're missing.

You Would Be Happy to Go to School

Well, actually, I still wouldn't like school. I would just want to get paid.

it shows how kids can actually work and attend school

School is Technically a Full Time Job

School is a full time job. Kids go to school and work hard for the same amount of time most adults do. I do have a point!

It is cause we go to school for about 7-8 hours and so do adults even if it's at night

It would teach us what it is like to have a real job and get paid

Parents have a full time job and and so do we so we should get paid

Would Benefit the School

Yes it would help the school to be a friendly place


It Could Help Pay for College

First off, most children, as of 2019, are not financially responsible. They burn through money, and with college tuition rates up 1000% from before the recession, Gen Z will not be able to afford college unless they have a sustainable and reliable source of income, which they do not.

Yeah especially since college is crazy expensive to go to now. Me as a nearly 19 year old is currently going to a community college which is way cheaper than a traditional college. However even if I wanted to go to a university I don't think I could afford it. And they have gotten stricter about student loans in some states even to the point where they won't give you a job if you miss one student loan. I think it's a better idea to make college free, and government paid personally, but since this country is so focussed on holding on to it's old ways, I don't think that's going to happen. However this idea might help for the mean time. I don't know which one is less likely to happen honestly, though.

Yeah, we can actually get money from school grades then use that to get BETTER grades in collage and things like that

Right. You seem like you do need to go to school if you don't even know how to spell "college". - RidiculousName

A fair point actually.

The Government Would Pay More Attention to the Educational Systems

Where their money is going, their heads, eyes, ears, and nose are going. If they notice bad stuff, they will immediately stop it.

Let's all blame the government, guys, instead of thinking about our own poor work ethics! Yeah, that's a good idea! Let's make it into a list!

School Salary Can Help Pay for V-Bucks

So its just telling kids that video games are the most important thing but also then they are paying for there own stuff instead of parents which is a plus.

Great Evidence mi glad that someone here in our fellow universe has some sort of common sense.

Yes School salary pay for v-Bucks

Ah yes indeed

Motivate Kids to Want to Work to Earn Money

This is a Fantastic list

The kids would wanna go to school so so much they would wanna work hard

i agree

The people creating these lists are awesome.someone should send them to the government

Money Can Help Fathers With School Supplies

And mothers.

You have a point



Would Encourage Kids to Study and Work Harder

That is true

You get paid by the grade!

OK. that's it.Who is/are this/these visitor(s) ruining the list? Whoever you are show yourself, and go away.

you suck

It Would Make Kids Want to Come to School

yes MONEY!

Then there would be a good reason to go to school


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Kids Will Be Excited to Come to School


No I am not exited

I mean, who DOESN'T love money?!

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Kids Work Harder Than the Teachers

true because all my teacher does is watch funny videos but he somtimes shows them to us

All teachers do is hand kids papers and sit at their desk for 6 hours

Us students bust our asses on essays while the teachers scream at us at their desk doing nothing for 6 hours

Yeah, were doing all that boring math work while the teacher is watching funny videos on facebook

We Work Just as Hard as Teachers

I am doing a public speaking challenge on how kids should be paid to go to school and this site is pretty good at giving me ideas

I need to get some ideas for my debate at school for this topic and you gave me the perfect idea.

Kids can work so hard so they can get lots of money

Yah sometimes teachers even look up to us to do whatever they need us to

Some Kids Who are Poor Need that Cash

Our teacher makes us buy books for projects and my poor friend couldn't afford the book and the teacher was mean and told her she had to buy it anyway and was rude so I had to buy it for her


Money Would Help Poorer Families Pay for School Uniforms

First off, why should a public school have uniforms in the first place?

Who wants school uniforms in public schools!?!

Some Mexican family are very poor we need to help them jajajajjaj

I don't have uniforms at my school

To Put Up With Bullies

What bribery?

What does that mean?

If a student is going to bully, they have their pay docked.

What umake no cents b

Teachers Do Nothing and Students Do All the Work

It depends what teacher, I got some really good teachers and some teachers that would give a book and a piece of paper and you do the work by yourself silently while they go online shopping

NOOO. My mom is a teacher, and I've seen what she has to put up with behind the scenes. Also, in-school, my 5th grade teacher has to put up with ungrateful brats who don't realize how much work is put into setting up the activity. I want to punch them in the face

The teachers do something.

The truth.

With Money Kids Can Buy Food In School

By paying the students, they can actually buy good food. And by cutting welfare benefits and other unnecessary expenditures, we can improve school lunches.

And no, I'm not going to spam the vending machine for Doritos. (I hate them) I'm gonna use it to buy a real lunch, and occasionally a cookie.

Hopefully it's good food. The food at my school SUCKS. The apples are always rotten, the rolls are as hard as a rock, the rice is undercooked, the pizza tastes like rubber, the hamburgers taste like wet sponges, etc.

That's because of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, which basically lets the Department of Agriculture regulate every aspect of a school lunch. Basically, it funded school lunch programs until 2015, destroyed the food pyramid, reduced the amount of fat in milk, portion sizes, sodium, salt, sugar, nitrates, and fat, while forcing in fruit, vegetable, and whole grain minimums. What this translates to is that it was created entirely to fight obesity, while reducing the calorie and energy content of the food. - PrimaryKale7

It would be easier for a kid to buy lunch at school if they could not pack one.

Kids Could Buy School Supplies

Now your parents don't have to buy every. Single. Thing.

No you would get money for low and bad grades only (just an estimate) for b+ and up would you get paid



It Might Make Us Care About Schoolwork, Which I Think is Useless

Yes this is 100 percent true

Kids Like to Earn Money

That is true

We Do All the Dirty Work

Yh and the teachers don't set it up the education department sets it up of education make the activites

They get paid for us to do their work... Their lazy people!

I know right!

Umm... no

Can Teach Us Skills Later in Life
It Keeps Them from Dropping Out

Yeah stay in school, keep raking in the money

They will have to stay in school for the year.

Students Will Be Able to Pay for More Things Themselves

No more paying for lunch

I.e. - lunch, supplies, clothes, sports, college, etc.

It Would Motivate Kids to Do Better in School

Money actually motivates kids unlike a stupid letter on a paper. After all, school IS technically a full time job if you think about it. And no motivation is why kids drop out.

True dat...

Kids Might Want to Get Smarter
Students Do Everything While The Teachers Go Online Shopping

When the students are working, the teachers go online shopping, and they swap it to something else when a student looks at their computer screen. Teachers literally get paid for going online shopping when the students are not looking. So students should be paid.

My teacher gets a surport group together and helps them with the work

I went to ask my teacher a question and she didn't see me there and she was playing Angry Birds

Poor Kids Will Get Money for Them to Buy Food and School Stuff



Students May Only Be 20% of Our Population, but They are 100% of Our Future

Us kids are the future of our society, and even though we are few, we are the future.

And this is 100% true


We can get a college degree and fund
Some People Don't Have Money

People at school should get paid money at school because some people may not have money and the schools could help them have money


That’s just dark if you live with parents who don’t have money, but you can’t get money because you’re too young.

There Should Be Some Type of Reward
Would Motivate Kids to Work Hard

its TRUE

I agree

90 Percent of Work Done by Students.

In my school students have to inform about absent students to the teacher. If the teacher is absent or late it's subject monitor's job to take care of the class. And students have to help teachers to Mark exam papers. So literary we run the school.

Kids Would Need to Pay Taxes

help mom and dad


Students Do Everything

We do a lot

Teaching Kids How to Save Money

boo school

It Would Lessen Behavior Problems Due to Getting Paid for Good Behavior
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