Georgia After-School Program Will Pay Students to Study
The program, called "Learn & Earn," is being offered to 40 students from Creekside High and Bear Creek Middle schools in Fairburn. The program will give students $8 an hour to study after school.
The privately funded program also will offer cash bonuses to students who improve their in-school performance.
This reminds me of the book Punished by Rewards which argues that rewards undermine motivation and kill the love of learning.
I'm outraged that entitlement thinking has brought us to this. Why don't they teach children that learning is its own reward and that they should pay their own way?
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