“The Derek Zoolander Center for Children Who Can’t Read Good and Wanna Learn to Do Other Stuff Good Too”
A Georgia public school district has implemented the “Learn and Earn” program, a program which pays students approximately $8/hour to attend after-school tutoring programs.
The program is funded by the Learning Makes A Difference Foundation, a local non-profit.
Being only somewhat facetious, I wonder how this program circumvents child labor laws, since the students are only in the 8th grade (which makes them, what, 13 or 14?). The program’s guidelines appear to violate existing federal laws, at least from a cursory glance.