The hard work, the studying, the paycheck?
The idea of paying students for good grades is a very controversial subject. Some say this is a good "behavior and study-habit-altering" incentive that will encourage students to improve their grades. Others say it is morally wrong and will send kids the wrong idea. There are lots of theories for and against this action and many a scholars have debated over whether this is an appropriate reward. Previous studies show that this kind of incentive does in fact improve students test and class scores, but, teachers say cheating had becoming more of a problem. Students also say they like the idea of getting paid for doing well in school. They say that getting money would defiantly be something that they would put in the extra effort for. The few students against this idea say that they don’t consider themselves good test-takers and that their test scores don’t always reflect what they know so paying kids based on scores wouldn't be fair. Even though studies, and students, say that this could be a good plan, there are also many issues regarding cost, morals, and fairness of the grades themselves that put school board directors and educators on the edge about this revolutionary idea.