Originally Posted by kryan
Das, thats is a good idea except some work programs lead to decent jobs, I know someone who was cleaning the subway stations for a biweekly check of $179 and now makes $17 per hour @32 hours she is now self sufficent pays rent and bills. The state and government needs stricter laws, so that these people can work and eventually refuse "hand outs"
The issue is not to put out unruly residents, but where will they go, very few will find work and stay as the young lady I mentioned but the rest will end of in a shelter.
Did the cleaning subways work program lead to this job? Or did this person find work on their own? If it leads to them actually getting a job then it is good. But most of them are put in dead end position that lead to nothing. Most don't have the education and skills to get anything else.
There are some that do have qualifications now working in these programs because they cannot find work right now. But they are constantly looking and won't be in the dead end position working for their check for long.
Does this person fall into that category?
In my post I was referring to parents with no skills, practically no education, the type that would cause many people to want to remove the child from the home. The people that are not abusive to their children, but don't have the knowledge and organizational skills to give their child a better future.
If their checks depended on the child's attendance and grades, and required them to be their at school with the child, you would see a big change in the child's attitude towards education, because the parents attitude would change. If it did nothing else the child would get 12 solid years of education and a foundation to build on.
The way the GED test is set up today, a person cannot pass that test without 12 solid years of education. Many people go to GED classes and take that test over and over and never pass. The GED classes cannot replace the 12 years of education. Only people that were pretty smart in school and were on 12 grade level even if they drop out in 9th or 10th grade can actually pass that test.
The idea I'm proposing is not a quick fix but can save a lot of money down the line. It cost too much to put people to work, and try to straighten them out. Let's put our resources in saving the next generation. This would also employ more professionals with education and creditials that are needed to get the job done.
People with subsidized apts. on public assistance, do not end up in shelters, unless they commit crimes. Public Assistance will pay their rents.
Rent stabilized, people that have subsidized rents and are working middle class people end up in shelters before they do, if they cannot pay their rents.