Wednesday, March 05, 2008
Jennifer Medina of the New York Times has a story today about New York City Schools paying students for performing well on standardized tests.
"I'm not saying I know this is going to fix everything," said Roland G. Fryer, the Harvard economist who designed the student incentive program, "but I am saying it's worth trying. What we need to try to do is start that spark."It makes sense since many of the principals and teachers in these schools also receive bonuses for reaching certain marks.