Schools in Stark County, Ohio, recently held a contest for kids with perfect attendance. The prize? A chance to go bowling with Cleveland Browns football star Odell Beckham Jr. School attendance skyrocketed!
Many school officials say that prizes like this one encourage kids to go to class and keep them from falling behind. But others argue that students shouldn’t win things just for going to school. They point out that it’s unfair to kids who miss school for important reasons, such as illness.