Here’s how Obama and the radical Dems accomplish his goals. Youth employment is up in D.C. this summer before the election. High school drop out rate is down in the same area during the same period.
“The District is paying 305 students with poor academic and behavioral records to attend summer school, The Washington Examiner has learned.
The rising ninth-graders are earning $5.25 an hour to participate in the “Summer Bridge” program, which targets students identified by D.C. Public Schools as less likely than their peers to graduate high school within four years.”
Examining this article with a critical eye we see that students, paid to attend classes that they are almost guaranteed to pass just by showing up, receive a degree that has no meaning because there is no education behind it. The school and the summer “work” program being paid by the few remaining taxpayers of the country.
The underlying theme teaches that it is possible to receive money from the government for doing what should come naturally. Hey, that’s a prelude into receiving Welfare and having more babies if they aren’t already. They graduate expecting to get a job that pays a handsome wage for punching in on time and staying for the entire shift because that’s the training received from the public education system.
If it doesn’t work out to their liking, they can demand unemployment benefits (if they lasted on the job long enough) or Welfare. If both of those scams fail, they can always claim that they were injured on the job (mental, emotional or physical distress caused by being expected to produce) and draw disability insurance.
It’s the way of the future – take taxpayer money for laziness or incompetence and complain that someone else got rich by working hard. Ah, life in the 21st century under radical redistributionists.
BTW, the federal minimum wage is $7.25/hr. Is this youth exploitation? Is this turning us into a country like China, Indonesia or Pakistan?