School & District Management

Cash for Achievement: Thinkers Weigh In

By Catherine Gewertz — August 18, 2009 1 min read

Man, oh, man. Things are slow in the heat of August. Tomorrow I will have stuff for you about the national results of the ACT. But not today. (Sorry, an embargo is an embargo.) So instead I refer you to one of the few tidbits floating around that might be of interest.

Over at the National Journal’s education blog, some smart people recently wrapped up a debate about whether it’s a good idea to use cash or other material things to induce students to step up their schoolwork.

A version of this news article first appeared in the High School Connections blog.