Welfare for Good Grades

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NASHVILLE, Tenn.-AP- Parents receiving welfare benefits may lose them if their kids don't do well in school. This could happen if a new bill by a state lawmaker is passed.

Republican State Senator, Stacey Campfield, introduced the legislation last week. It calls for the state to cut food stamp benefits to parents if their kids are low performers in the classroom.

The proposal is already being met with criticism, but Campfield defends his idea. He cites money as a motivating factor to force parents to be more active in their children's education.

In 2011, Tennessee had more than 155,000 people on welfare.


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