Should schools offer cash bonuses for good test scores?
As part of the National Math and Science Initiative, some high schools have opened up their Advanced Placement courses to all students, and those who score a 3 or higher on the A.P. exam earn a $100 reward, as do their teachers. What do you think of financial incentives to perform well in school? Would students study harder if there were a cash bonus attached to a good grade?
When it comes to maths and physics though you have to have aptitude and understanding to get through the course - if you don't understand the basic principles you just won't get it - no matter how much you study.
At the same time though, I agree with Meg, kids should want to educate themselves without a cash bonus being the incentive...