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    Pay kids to learn

    Paying kids to improve their test scores seems to be working in New York.

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    Re: Pay kids to learn

    That would motivate me a lot more to try harder in school.


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    Re: Pay kids to learn

    You want kids to do well for the self satisfaction of it being the right thing to do.

    That said, the real world pays for good performance and pays really well for great performance.

    You might as well teach them that lesson while they're young.



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    Re: Pay kids to learn

    Quote Originally Posted by capitalcityguy View Post
    You want kids to do well for the self satisfaction of it being the right thing to do.

    That said, the real world pays for good performance and pays really well for great performance.

    You might as well teach them that lesson while they're young.
    The bolded part is why I don't really like the paying students to perform thing that is starting to pop up.


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    Re: Pay kids to learn

    I wonder how many of these kids just use that money to buy weed... lol



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