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

Jeez, is this ever depressing. Think about it: you are getting an education FOR FREE. Quit complaining about homework, teachers and the like. You could have terminal cancer, or be homeless, or lose a limb in a war. Look at the big picture. There are so many reasons to be grateful you got to go to school, whether you enjoyed it or not (I. you can get a job, make money, buy things, etc) rather than complaining.
Look, I'm not saying you have to love it. It's a rare kid that loves school. Yet the constant whining isn't cool, nor does it make you look grown-up or responsible in any way. It just paints a picture of some big baby behind a computer, mad because they failed a test.
Oh, and I am in high school. I am NOT some adult who "doesn't understand".

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%.

If we didn't need to be thought, THEN there would be no point for school the job, TEACHER would not exist with out us STUDENTS now to the morons that think that school needs to exist they are also wrong! Conputers exist and they can teach you most anything, much more than a teacher can

You aren't getting an education because people care about your knowledge. you are getting it because they want you to be a productive member of society. It's the sad truth. But I love learning science and math and am still grateful.

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".

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.

Paying students to go to school encourages them to use money wisely. Teaches get payed to go to school so why can't students get payed just as much as teaches.The Law forbids Work without Pay
School is like work we should get payed every day we go to school. It gives students engorgement to go to school. In addition, paying students gives them some life skills like being responsible with money.

The law doesn't apply to school. Besides, you shouldn't be paid for something you're required to do. People aren't forced to work somewhere, they choose to, so they should be rewarded for that. Children are forced to go to school, so they it wouldn't be fair for them to get rewarded for no reason.

3 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

They don't teach this stuff in school I might as well dig my own grave with out it

4 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.

5 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.

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.

We don't even have a choice, but yes, more students would attend schools that pay the students. More students = more money, and more money = more money for you, teachers.

You do realize that schooling is expensive. Quality education being free is already enough.

6 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.

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.

This one is actually something that would be true. The teachers do want us to go to college, so why don't they help us be able to pay for it?

This should be true. Getting paid for our good grades and attendance, from Pre-K to 12th grade = paid for whatever years of college.

7 Kids Will Like School a Lot More

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.

At least we'll gain something for school other than mindless "knowledge" that we'll be forgotten in a week or two.

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

I don't think so

8 Kids Would Become More Independent
9 The Government Has Extra Money

The WALL is not a reason why we should get money for school. Maybe if you start paying attention to school you will learn how to stay on topic and not COMPLAIN. Do you think that because I complained I got straight As. Hell no now kids my teacher's first rule is don't be LAZY and the next rule is NO WHINING I repeat NO WHINING so shut Your Vocal Cords and pay attention in school

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.)

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.

Yes. The government should stop repairing roads, stop sheltering refugees, stop financing veterans, so you can stop whining.

10 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.

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.

To all these people who are like'but you will use the money to buy drugs',stop it! This list was a joke and BlueTopazIceVanilla even said so above! Did you even read it?

The Contenders
11 Schools Are Basically Full-Time Careers For Children

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.

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!

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

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

12 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.

I would instantly stop making comments about how dumb school is if I got paid

13 You Would Be Happy to Go to School

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

14 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.

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

15 Kids Could Buy School Supplies

And if you had 1,00$ dollars for getting an F, would you spend it on school supplies? No, of course not.

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

16 School is Technically a Full Time Job

People are claiming that childrens' schoolwork doesn't benifit our society like an adult's job does. Well, if we don't learn, we can't do the jobs, and therefore can't be a benifit for society. So school benifits society by preparing students to do real work. And this is why it benifits society and therefore should qualify as a full time job. And, therefore, they should pay students.

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.

We (as a kid) don't have another way to get paid (other than those lousy $5 that come from chores). We do as much work as our parents (I have been to my parents work), and they get paid for it... why shouldn't we?

No you don't. Your schoolwork is not relevant and does not contribute to society the way an adult's workday does. It is not a job, it is free education offered to you so you can succeed in life.

17 Would Benefit the School
18 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.

Gaming is taking over the world!

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19 The Government Would Pay More Attention to the Educational Systems

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!

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

20 Motivate Kids to Want to Work to Earn Money

Your not paying them for good grades your paying them to go to school it wouldn't
matter if they got good grades or not.

21 Would Encourage Kids to Study and Work Harder

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

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

You get paid by the grade!

22 It Would Make Kids Want to Come to School

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23 Money Can Help Fathers With School Supplies

Then they can blow the money on candy, pop, useless toys, or even worse, drugs and alcohol. Yeah, good idea.

You have a point

24 Some Kids Who are Poor Need that Cash

That's really sad...Teachers need to be kinder, espectailly to her

25 Kids Will Be Excited to Come to School

I would be! If I was still a kid...

No I am not exited

My step sisters cousin was bullied as she was payed to go to school

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