Program Pays Students for Good Grades

Anyaso, Hilary Hurd
September 2008
Crisis (15591573);Fall2008, Vol. 115 Issue 4, p9
The article focuses on the increasing popularity of programs in the U.S. that offer financial incentives to students for good grades and standardized test scores. It notes that such programs are designed to reduce the achievement gap between African American and white students. Harvard University economics professor Roland G. Fryer Jr is mentioned as one person leading such programs in the country. Sociology professor Pedro Noguera comments that such programs tend to impart the false notion that motivation is the only thing lacking in the students.


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