Does it work to coax kids into getting good grades by offering them cash incentives? Specifically, would more kids get top grades if you offered cash incentives for an A?
Money, for sure, is a great motivator. The topic of paying kids for good grades, however, is controversial. Some parents say it's akin to bribery. Others insist it's similar to handing out annual bonuses for a job well done; it's just an additional incentive to motivate you to work hard.
If we don't embrace creative and progressive thought in improving our school systems, we're going to fail all of our children.