Cash For Good Grades?

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Registered: 10-08-2004
Cash For Good Grades?
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Thu, 12-16-2010 - 10:33pm

It used to be that earning an 'A' was enough of a reward for doing well in school. Today in an effort to boost achievement, some schools give students (especially those at risk for low achievement) gift cards or high-tech gadgets.

Read more here:

http://momshomeroom.msn.com/?topicId=T7&section=articles&dataId=1220478&source=msn&GT1=25051#/articles/T3//1210430//

What do you think of this?

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Registered: 11-18-2008
Fri, 12-17-2010 - 2:24pm

"The Paper Project" where the bank teaches the child how to manage money sounds interesting - a skill that some low income / inner city children might not learn otherwise.

I have to say that I'm honestly not sure how I feel about these programs. The arguments for and against all seem to make sense, so it's hard to say. I guess at this point what we're doing (in so many inner city schools at least) is not working, so why not try something new and see if it helps? I guess I could be easily swayed on this!

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