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Schools Rewarding Students With Money

Your Two Cents: Schools Giving Kids Money For Grades

According to the New York Times, more than 200 New York City public schools have been experimenting with incentives for students and teachers to see if "tangible cash rewards can turn a school around." Specifically, performance and the corresponding rewards are based on standardized test scores. Critics argue that these incentives compromise the way children think about learning — the motivation should be knowledge and self-improvement, not dollars. What do you think?


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