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Does Paying For Good Grades Cheapen Education?

Source: NPR Posted By: Barba R...4070 days ago

As a new academic year begins, hundreds of schools around the country are experimenting with programs that offer students pay for performance. Even young children can earn cash for reading books, showing up for study hall, improving test scores and meeting other goals.

Many teachers are reporting good results, saying students work harder when given immediate incentives such as money or, in some cases, prizes such as MP3 players and cell phones loaded with free minutes. Various pilot programs....

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