Compensation for Grades

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Compensation for Grades
Coming home with stickers used to be satisfactory enough for children to do well in school; but now-a-days a pocket full of money seems to be the only reward. Inner city schools that have low- test scores use money as a way to boost test scores in order to receive the necessary funding. Paying for grades is manipulative, and contradicts the traditional method of learning, and also the resources the school systems are using come from the government and the resources are not there to pay the children. Therefore student should not be paid to their grades. Kids know they are being manipulated and lose interest in learning as soon as the rewards are withdrawn (Unknown). If students are only going to school for the money, they will eventually lose interest and find other ways to get the money. If teachers were doing their job well money would not be needed to motivate the children. There are workshops and other other that are offered to the teachers to keep the kids interested. If the methods that have been proven to work in other school around the state why would it not work in the inner city schools as well.
Although teachers have notices a change in attitudes is the change for the better (Next). Parents are also manipulating the children for the benefit of the money. Parents who didn’t care if their student was coming home with a C are suddenly very interested when their children come home with a hundred dollars (Does). Children who live in poverty would be interested in the reward and not the education. Parents that work not one but two jobs and are struggling to make ends meet would do more to help their student do better because of the compensation. If parents motivated their children more even without incentive, the money would not be needed.
Some teachers worry about sending the wrong message (Unknown). Before the option of money for…...

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