Should Students Be Paid For Having Good Grades Essay

  • Yes, it would make them strive to do more.

    If children are paid for better grades, they will want to do better in school. We don't have to pay children for D's and F's, this is rewards for GOOD GRADES, not just for being at school. When students are paid for good grades, they learn that working hard and making good choices does have its rewards. They will try to make better grades, in the hopes of earning more money. Children will also learn responsibility and the value of money; rather than just begging Mom and Dad for all the toys and video games they want, they will work harder and save up for their next purchase. Moreover, many schools have fundraisers for various charities and projects. Rather than dragging Mom across the neighborhood to sell cookies and making Dad bug his coworkers to buy chocolates, the students will buy these on their own, and help the school itself.

  • People get paid to work, right?

    When people go to work they work their shift and get paid according to their hourly wage or salary. What do students get? A high five, a letter, or a missed recess if they don't do well. If they were paid for every A, or a passing score on a standardized test, wouldn't that motivate them to do better? Don't adults perform better when a bonus or a promotion is at stake? now, who would do the paying is the real question.

  • Yes they should.

    Kids would be smarter because they want money. Kids these days don't listen to teachers because they believe it is a waste of time but if they get paid for good grades, they would listen and they would be smarter. They would also have a better chance at having a good job. If kids get money for good grades, they would have a better chance of getting a good college education. It would be easier for teachers to teach because the students would know that if they did not listen, they would not get any money. Also, kids would not be tardy because if they missed anything, they may not receive a good grade.

  • Yes, of course.

    You work at school.
    You work at a job.
    You can learn at school.
    You can learn from a job.
    You get paid at a job.
    Not at school.
    What's the difference?
    You go to work because you need money. Very rarely because you enjoy it. Same at school.
    Many kids don't like school or pay attention because they don't get anything out of it. People opposing say it is just bribing them to work; what about a career? Is that bribing you to work too?
    Not to mention the money can be saved and used to get into college with the assistance of the newly motivated-to-gain grades. More kids would attend school, too. They'd get more money from it.
    Not to mention some truly smart children such as myself can't earn any money due to age restrictions. They have many talents and smarts, but earn nothing in return other than on occasion, "satisfaction".
    It would benefit everyone greatly to have students be paid for such efforts.

  • Kids should get paid

    I think kids should get paid for doing their homework because it would encourage them to actually do something and they can earn money and good grades so they won't get held back in school and they will also try their best in classes and teachers won't be stressed out because we don't complete an assignment.

  • Payed For Good Grades

    I am a student. Mostly As and Bs. I would LOVE to be payed more money for my hard work and think of this students would try harder if they new they would be payed. For example if your a really smart kid and you need money for college thats a way to save up. Also many high school students are dropping out maybe if money was offered they would stay and at least try!

    - Meh! Secret! :PP

  • It would encourage success.

    I think that offering students a monetary reward for performing well in school would encourage students to try harder to get good grades. There are a lot of students who just don't care enough to make an effort, and offering money in return for success would give those students a reason to pay attention and to make the effort.

  • Paid for Grades

    Kids should get paid for good grades because then they might actually try harder in school. A lot of kids just slack off and don't care about there grades. Kids want money and if you pay them to do good during school, it will help. Some kids might not go along with it because they'll probably think its just a way to bribe them. (In a way, you are actually bribing them.) I guarantee that most kids will have higher grades and will do better in school if you actually give them something they want. Schools will also be in favor of this because it makes them look smarter and better.

  • Kids should get paid.

    Kids would would what to earn more money, and money ''talks'' louder. Kids would want to earn money by listening. Especially the kids who have bad grades, suffering with subjects, and less money would love this. Then the teachers would be very proud and same to the their parents. The kids would have a better future.

  • We should get rewarded

    As a student I think that we should get paid to do our work the common core half the stuff doesn't come up with the right answers! It's just that the people that don't get good grades should get paid but the straight A's student I mean it would push the students to get the A's that they need to get! But reply if you agree.

  • Cash rewards can help motivate students to achieve good results—but the effect may not last long enough to get some kids to graduation, according to a randomized field study involving high schoolers and their parents.

    University of Chicago’s Steven D. Levitt and John A. List and UC San Diego’s Sally Sadoff conducted an eight-month experiment—dubbed the “Chicago Heights Miracle”—at schools in Chicago Heights, Illinois, a suburb 30 miles south of Chicago, whose school district has low student achievement and high dropout rates. The researchers set up a program to give money to freshmen who met goals related to grades, standardized-test scores, attendance, and behavior.

    A number of recent research studies have looked into whether students respond to cash incentives. Levitt, List, and Sadoff went beyond prior research by involving parents as well as students, and by varying the kinds of rewards, making some fixed and others awarded by lottery.

    Over a school year, the researchers paid cash incentives to four randomly chosen groups of students and their parents. Some received monthly fixed payments of $50 for meeting goals, while others were entered into a lottery with a 10 percent chance of receiving $500. The researchers tracked students for up to five years to measure the program’s impact.

    Both incentives had a modest impact on students’ performance. Only a quarter of the students in the control group met academic standards, but students who qualified for the incentives did about 5 percentage points better. The results were driven most by students who qualified for the incentives and were on the threshold of meeting the academic standards. They did about 10 percentage points better than those in the control group, and were about 15 percentage points more likely to be on track to graduate during that first year.

    However, those effects lasted only two years. In the second year, students who had been on the verge of meeting standards were still performing 12 percent better than their peers who hadn’t received any incentives.

    “If the short-term effects had sustained themselves, it would have been at a cost of $1,200 per graduate,” says List. “But since the effects faded out, we do not have a significant impact on graduation.”

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