What's Wrong With Cash for Grades?

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

If we want our kids to thrive in school, maybe we should just pay them.

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David Bley from Ringgold, GA, USA

Children are born with a natural desire and ability to learn. Education does it's best to put out that spark. Let's fix the problem, instead of treating the symptom.

Jul. 18 2012 09:11 PM

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