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

1 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%. - BlueTopazIceVanilla

Without us, the teachers would be unemployed! - PetSounds

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

Yes. Us kids need to get paid. Besides, we do most of the work!

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2 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".

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

So technically, school is both required by law and illegal. The only fix is: Get rid of it, or pay the students. - Kaboom

love it

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3 More and More Schools are Putting Janitorial Items on Supply Lists

My school requires Sharpies and highlighters every year, and we never use them. It sucks because my parents paid for them, and wasted their money on crap I never have to use. Absolute bullcrap.

My parents wasted their money buying markers the class would never use. They also bought sticky notes we never use for anything educational. The only things we do on them is what we draw when we're bored. The trees were wasted. Their money was wasted. School is a ripoff. - CinderpeltandCinderheart

It's true this time. Some kids have stuff like window cleaner and trash bags on their lists, stuff that the school, district, and superintendant should buy. - BlueTopazIceVanilla


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4 Lots of Bosses Equal Extra Money

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. - BlueTopazIceVanilla

5 The Government Has Extra Money

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.

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. - BlueTopazIceVanilla

Instead of using it to build some stupid wall nobody even wants, what about paying us, Donald Dump? - CinderpeltandCinderheart

That's the point (to the guy who said trump after an other guy said Donald dump)

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6 More Students Would Attend School

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

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.

It would be the most amazing thing in the world

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7 School Gets Harder as You Go Up

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.

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

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.

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8 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

They don't need to get paid a whole lot. Just $10 weekly for elementary kids, $15 weekly for middle or junior high kids & $25 weekly for high school students, also get paid 10 cents per point, which means 48 cents on an assignment, quiz, project, etc. you got a 4.8 on. Going to school is like going to work. High school seniors have to spend hundreds of dollars on graduation supplies & thousands on go on a trip right after that.

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9 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. - BlueTopazIceVanilla

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!

10 It Could Help Pay for College

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. - RogerWatersfan1999

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.

Oh hey. HOWYADOIN HAHAAHAHAAHAHA But seriously I totally agree. All the money you earn over the years could help.

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The Newcomers

? Kids Would Need to Pay Taxes


The Contenders

11 Money Can Help Fathers With School Supplies

You have a point

And mothers. - CinderpeltandCinderheart


Thanks bitch

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12 Would Encourage Kids to Study and Work Harder

That is true

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

you suck

Or just hire someone to do all the work for them.

13 It Would Make Kids Want to Come to School


yes MONEY!



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14 Kids Will Be Excited to Come to School


No I am not exited

si momo

No school is gay if kids get paid theyll want to go to school

15 We Work Just as Hard as Teachers

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

true dat

16 Kids Work Harder Than the Teachers

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

No, our job as kids are WAY easier than teachers' jobs. My mom is a teacher, so I've seen behind the scenes all the work she has to do, and how she has to put up with a lot

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

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17 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.

Ah yes indeed

I don't like Fortnite but I agree

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18 Money Would Help Poorer Families Pay for School Uniforms

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


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19 Some Kids Who are Poor Need that Cash


20 To Put Up With Bullies

What bribery?

What does that mean?

What umake no cents b

21 Motivate Kids to Want to Work to Earn Money

This is a Fantastic list - oldfashionedmickeymousecol1995

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

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22 With Money Kids Can Buy Food In School

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. - BlueTopazIceVanilla

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.

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

Pack your own lunch like people normally do

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23 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 truth.

24 Kids Could Buy School Supplies

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

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



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25 Would Benefit the School

Yes it would help the school to be a friendly place


26 You Would Be Happy to Go to School

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

27 Kids Will Like School a Lot More

I don't think so

28 Kids Might Want to Get Smarter
29 We Do All the Dirty Work

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

I know right!

Umm... no

In my school, the kids actually have to, like, clean stuff.


30 Can Teach Us Skills Later in Life
31 It Would Motivate Kids to Do Better in School
32 Kids Like to Earn Money

That is true

33 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. - 906389

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!

34 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.

35 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.

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

36 Would Motivate Kids to Work Hard

its TRUE

I agree

37 Poor Kids Will Get Money for Them to Buy Food and School Stuff
38 Students may only be 20% of our population, but they are 100% of our future!


39 Teaching Kids How to Save Money

boo school

40 Schools Are Basically Full-Time Careers For Children

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


41 Kids Will Pay Attention in School
42 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.

43 There Should Be Some Type of Reward
44 It Would Lessen Behavior Problems Due to Getting Paid for Good Behavior
45 Students Will Be Able to Pay for More Things Themselves

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

46 It Might Make Us Care About Schoolwork, Which I Think is Useless
47 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.

48 Kids Would Become More Independent
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1. Without Kids the School Wouldn't Be Operating
2. The Law Prohibits Work Without Pay
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