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 Schools Wouldn't Operate Without Kids

Why do we go to this industrial factory full of enslaved kids, forced to attend 5 days a week throughout the entire year, putting almost the exact same effort, sometimes greater, to not get rewarded in even the slightest compared to almost any working adult?

Even janitors earn more than most of us, let alone teachers.

If teachers get paid to teach, why don't we get paid to learn? They teach us stuff expecting us to spend months studying for free like slaves. This is modern-day slavery.

In conclusion, most kids dislike the education system as seen in this thread, and don't feel like they are getting what they deserve based on how much time they sacrifice in the labor system. If we were paid, at least for getting good grades or doing something good, there would be a better incentive to go rather than because the government forces us, and we would focus more, work harder, and we would feel heard.

2 The Law Prohibits Unpaid Work

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".

3 Early Financial Education

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

If you don't know how to manage finances and are alone as an adult, let's face it, you're screwed.

They don't teach this stuff in school. I might as well dig my own grave without it.

4 Enhances Student Attention

I think that instead of learning the phases of the moon, we should be learning how to make financial decisions, how to buy a house, or make a loan. And they make us do random projects on things that don't matter. Maybe pay us kids for the work we do, 6 hours, then homework, and then before you know it, it's too late to do anything.

We only have 5 hours to do stuff we want, but homework ruins that. Like, why learn grammar when you have apps that can literally fix it for you? I just go to school and prepare for the useless facts I'm about to learn and get no wage, just a thumbs up.

5 Increased School Attendance

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.

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

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.

6 Helps Pay for College

Yeah, especially since college is now crazy expensive. Me, as a nearly 19-year-old, I'm 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 payment.

I think it's a better idea to make college free and government-paid personally, but since this country is so focused on holding on to its old ways, I don't think that's going to happen. However, this idea might help for the meantime. I don't know which one is less likely to happen, honestly, though.

7 Increases Enjoyment of 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.

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

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

8 Fosters Independence in Kids

I totally agree, we need to become more independent. We need to pay for holidays, clothes, college, and other nice things in life.

9 Availability of Government Funds

If you paid each kid $15 a month to go to school, assuming 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 potential 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.

10 School Difficulty Increases Over Time

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 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 what's 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. The harder it gets, the more you can put your energy into studying instead of complaining. Do you even understand?

The Contenders
11 Schools Serve as 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 they can and get a bunch of A+ grades, and it ends up in the trash. 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 so 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.

12 Provides Motivation for Academic Improvement

Money actually motivates kids, unlike a letter on a paper. After all, school is technically a full-time job if you think about it. And a lack of motivation is why kids drop out.

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

13 Increases Happiness About School Attendance

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

14 Incentives from Multiple Authorities

There are lots of teachers. One tells you this, one tells you that. They have different rulesets. But the most important thing is the bosses giving you money after you work. So that would mean middle and 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 Enables Purchase of School Supplies

Now your parents don't have to buy every single thing.

16 School as a Full-Time Job

People are claiming that children's schoolwork doesn't benefit our society like an adult's job does. Well, if we don't learn, we can't do the jobs, and therefore can't benefit society. So school benefits society by preparing students to do real work. And this is why it benefits 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, and $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 and thousands to go on a trip right after that.

17 Benefits the School Directly
18 Salary for Virtual Items Like V-Bucks

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

Great evidence. I'm glad that someone here in our fellow universe has some sort of common sense.

Gaming is taking over the world!

19 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 something bad, they will immediately stop it.

20 Teaches the Value of Work and Earning

You're not paying them for good grades. You're paying them to go to school. It wouldn't matter if they got good grades or not.

21 Encourages Studious Behavior and Work Ethic
22 Makes School More Appealing
23 Financial Aid for Economically Disadvantaged Kids
24 Supports Parents in Buying School Supplies
25 Creates Excitement About School
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