Bribed Not To Fight

Bribed Not To Fight

But that’s not him, Lindsay said. And this year, he’s proving it. He’s part of an eighth-grade class whose principal is attempting an unusual and, some would say, audacious experiment: If Mikel and his 32 classmates make it to graduation with no physical altercations, each gets a $100 bill.

Mitchell Elementary 5500 Kingsessing Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19143

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Bribes work.

A lot of things “work”

Woe unto world that what often “works” is wicked works.

A bribe is a charm to the one who gives it; wherever he turns, he succeeds. (Proverbs 17:8)

Bonus Wisdom:

No one enters heaven, has any hope of eternal life, can have a changed life without working with this in the heart.

So you also, when you have done everything you were told to do, should say, ‘We are unworthy servants; we have only done our duty.’ ” (Luke 17:10)

Now, that is a good work worth working upon – good deeds done in humility without thought of reward.

Guess this is why you never see Points of Humility.

Mitchell Elementary, Philadelphia, PA

[*] Sub-Note: The United States is sinking fast into sin, there is no hope of nationwide repentance, therefore the principal of the school is to be commended for her bribery technique – at least from a public school viewpoint. Someone should give her, Ms. Andrewlevich a bonus.

_____________________________________________________________________ ~ opinion unto righteousness ~ timothy williams
[proverbs 18:2]

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
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(—The concept is not a new one for Andrewlevich, now in her third year as principal. She and her team have had success setting a goal around one target behavior with one group of kids as a lever for the whole school. When absenteeism was a problem, they targeted a small group of at-risk students and saw attendance improve. They did the same with a focus on reading skills in the early grades.

Andrewlevich came up with the no-fighting challenge after the eighth graders’ Outward Bound trip in late September. She recalled watching the class working together, sharing food at lunch, getting along, making sure no one was left out, and generally showing their best selves. Soon after, she Googled “Philly teens” and came up with a litany of bad news: shootings, drugs, ordinary conflicts spiraling into dark and dangerous places.

It rankled her. The kids she knows are not perfect, but they are funny and smart. They have dreams, and they care about the world, and they are capable of great things.