The Genius of Stacey Campfield
Cutting public assistance to people whose kids do poorly in school is just common sense.
Andria K. Brown
January 29, 2013 at 8:24PM
State senator Stacey Campfield is on to something with his recent proposal to cut Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) benefits to Tennesseeans whose children receive low grades, but I don’t think his solution really goes far enough. We all know kids are impractical and tend to be focused on luxury and entertainment items, so is taking away short-term funding for items like food, utilities, and shoes going to provide enough incentive to get that GPA up?