Kids are getting paid to read in a town in Spain. One Euro an hour of reading. One Euro is equal to $1.47 at this moment. The mayor of this town doesn’t think kids are doing well in school, so he is now rewarding them with money if they read. Some people of this town believe the money could go to different uses, such as playgrounds to get kids more active during the day. After all, this is coming from their tax money. Do you think you should be paid to read? Would you read if you were paid?
Here are some comments we heard as we asked around the room….
"oh, no," -Bing Bong
"Hey I’ll do it," -The King 23
"No, because I hate reading," – Robocop
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