In a New York Times article, New York City mayor Mike Bloomberg's administration plans to offer tax credits to impoverished families to offset child care costs and cash rewards to encourage poor people to stay in school and receive preventive medical care. Achieving high scores on standardized tests or enrolling in a service-learning program were listed as actions that might be rewarded.
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If successful in New York, could this be a possibility in other states?
- Susan, National Service-Learning Partnership