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How Much Would Paying Kids for Test Scores Cost?

By Eduwonkette — June 03, 2008 1 min read

In the midst of this budget debacle, along comes an estimate of the cost of NYC’s student incentive program at full scale - i.e. if all students in grades 4-7 were eligible to receive up to $500 per year. Even a 50% success rate would cost a cool $90 million dollars - not far off from the $99 million dollars in budget cuts that will be distributed to New York City schools unless the city ponies up.

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