Should We Pay Students for Good Test Scores?
Bennett, Jackie, Arnold, Dolores, American Teacher
Test fixation isn't worth a dime
BY JACKIE BENNETT
SOME EDUCATION REFORMERS think that if we tempt kids with a little money from the pockets of schools or private foundations, their enthusiasm for cash will morph into a love of books. But placing a dollar value on something that has an intrinsic value does not generally increase our appreciation of it. And it isn't just idealists who balk at paying kids to write a story or to discuss the Bill of Rights. Most of us send our children to school so they will be able to enjoy the same private and communal satisfactions as other educated people, such as the ability to think and speak without ignorance about the human …
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Publication information: Article title: Should We Pay Students for Good Test Scores?. Contributors: Bennett, Jackie - Author, Arnold, Dolores - Author. Magazine title: American Teacher. Volume: 92. Issue: 6 Publication date: March 2008. Page number: 3. © American Federation of Teachers Feb 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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