Students fined for being late for class

We might be changing out named to five dollar bills if the trend in Salt Lake City continues... A school will be allowing students to choose between a $5 fine or 30 minutes of detention for being late to class. The fees will go to pay the teachers who need to watch the kids in detention.

The idea itself seems interesting -- but how about a dual policy that fines boring / ineffective teachers and reimburses the students for wasting their time.

Pros: students learn early that money will buy you out of most any trouble.

Cons: less advantaged students end up serving detention and the wealthier peers simply pay the fine.

STORY: Students at East High School will be charged $5 for being late to class

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