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Tue., July 3, 2007, 1:35 p.m.

State Paying Kids for Earning Top Grades

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Essentially, privately raised money will be used to motivate students to earn high grades, at a rate of $25 per high grade for 4th graders and $50 for 7th graders.

My question isn't is this a good or morally "right" project, but rather, do you think this will be an effective, long term solution to changing the attitudes of students who are not interested/motivated to do well in K-12 school? I am afraid it will lead to more cheating. I'm also wondering why the money doesn't go into individual scholarship accounts for higher level classes after high school graduation?

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