The students who participate in the program say it's helping them, but some educators are troubled by it.
"This message really reinforces that these low-income kids are destined to a life of wage-earning," said Richard Lakes, associate professor in educational policy at Georgia State University, who called the program "morally bankrupt."
I wholly disagree with this quote. I think it's an excellent program, since low-income families often rely on teens to work after school to help support the family. This way they can provide support and get the education they deserve all while increasing the chances that they get out of the economic situation their families are currently in.