The Associated Press reported that Samantha Hubbard thought it was “a good idea.
N.C. State Senator Fletcher Hartsell, a Republican, proposed giving every student $1,000 each year he or she made good grades and had good attendance and conduct.
That would amount to $12,000 per student over the course of grades one through 12.
Times how many students?
Samantha, who thinks it is a great idea, is nine years old. The AP didn’t list Senator Hartsell’s age. But his thinking apparently is about the nine-year level.
Meanwhile Governor Perdue and our legislators are trying to figure out how to balance the state budget.