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Okla. Schools Reward Good Grades With Cell Phones & Minutes

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We use financial incentives all the time, but does incentivizing education--paying excellent teachers more money, paying students for grades, even paying students (and their parents) for better performance--work?

Enter Roland Fryer, an economist at Harvard University, whose research hinges upon whether giving students a culturally relevant incentive will impact achievement. So far, his experiments have been attempted in many cities around the country.

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