‘A’ is for armored

California’s Governor has an interesting incentive for children to do well in school.

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has a new rewards program for schoolkids: Stay in school, take a tank for a spin.

The Republican governor is bringing home an Austrian army tank he loaned the Motts Military Museum in Columbus, Ohio, and he said Wednesday he plans to use it to drive around inner-city children who do well in school, say “no” to drugs and avoid gangs in the Los Angeles area.

Standing outside the Northwood Elementary School in North Sacramento, where he promoted his plan to assist 97 troubled school districts, Schwarzenegger said he plans to take kids for a ride one day a month.

If Schwarzenegger is serious, I think we can count the hours or minutes till some leftists begin saying the Governor is exposing children to guns and how wrong that is.

Honestly I prefer what my Dad used to do. Take me and my brothers to a baseball game, or the demolition derby on Long Island. One NY middle school gives out a cellphone with 130 prepaid minutes as a reward for good grades. I’d take the tank ride.

A big hat tip to education blogger Joanne Jacobs. I borrowed the title of Joanne’s post for my own. It was just too good to pass up on.

Update- I fixed the spelling. Triple post my blog article, misspell armor. See what happens when you don’t take chemo for the first time in nine weeks?

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