Chicago plans to pay parents $25 to pick up their children's report cards
Parents are being persuaded to get more involved in their children's education with $25 gift cards.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced the scheme that will see vouchers for Walgreen being handed out.
Parents will receive the vouchers provided they pick up their students' report cards and participate in parent-teacher conferences.
The scheme will be trialed at 70 public schools in Chicago Public Schools that have a problem engaging parents.
'This is a way, in my view, of incentivizing responsible parenting,' Emanuel told a news conference at Field Elementary School, Ashland.
Posted by: Au Auric 2012-11-01