Is paying students for grades a good idea? More and more cities are launching “pay for grades” pilot programs in an effort to increase student motivation and improve performance. But is it working?
We visited Coshocton, Ohio—a factory town that’s been paying students for years and keeping track of the results—to find out.
We produced a bonus video in this series, on the individual story of Josh Ackley. Can payment for grades make him a better student? Watch it here:
This program is made possible by the following funders:
Grade Level Reading Fund of the Tides Foundation, The Sergey Brin and Anne Wojcicki Foundation, The Wallace Foundation, and The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.
NOTE: Information you supply on this page will only be used to send this email. We request your name and email address so that the person you are recommending the page to knows that you wanted them to see it, and that it is not junk mail. All fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required.