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?

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    08/26/13
    8Theresa Gould
    I don't know....my grandparents always rewarded me with money at the end of a school year if I passed so I get the reason for the monetary incentive but have mixed feelings about schools doing it. How can they even afford to? Is it taxpayers money? It think it depends on the student and the teacher. It could be good for some but bad for others.
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      08/26/13
      I rewarded my son at the end of every trimester. And, of course, he liked it, but again I did have mixed feelings about doing that. I explained to him that he needs to be a good student not only because he likes to be rewarded, but also for his future education. I think it's not a bad idea for schools, but the question is if all students will start to get good grades, where to get money for all of them?
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            09/27/14
            I suppose in a way I think it is not a bad idea but I dont think the teachers should benefit...
            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...
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