After our last hurricane, some people were upset because FEMA didn't pay them to leave town. Some people are calling for student athletes to be paid for playing for the university team.
Now Chicago (and other cities) are experimenting with the concept of paying students to do well in school. That the program seems to be working would lend credibility to the idea that the students were doing poorly by choice, and not circumstance.
Does paying students create a population that only does what's in it's best interest only when being paid?
Don't you feel like punching your nephew in the throat when you ask them to do something and they ask how much you're going to pay them?
The program may be working, but at what ultimate cost to society?
Or do these kids only understand a society of pimps and the pimped?
(As far as paying college students for playing for a school where they're being given the opportunity to earn a $40k a year education - nope!
If a school sells your jersey and makes a profit, a percentage should be given to that student upon their graduation or upon leaving the school [and at the loss of their eligibility].)