Results for - Paying for Grades

2,132 voters participated in this survey

1. Did you make good grades in high school?

Yes, very good grades.
29%
615 votes
For the most part.
34%
716 votes
I was an average student.
24%
518 votes
No, I was a pretty poor student.
7%
139 votes
I'm not sure.
1%
27 votes
n/a
5%
117 votes

2. John Glenn High School in Westland, MI is trying a new approach when it comes to helping kids get their grades up. Money. Local businessman Glenn Shaw donated $50,000 to fund a program that offers monetary incentives if students raise their grade point average. In order to participate, students must sign up and then pledge to raise their GPA by at least .5 points. If they do, they are rewarded $200/semester. The students are mentored by 92 volunteer teachers, who can view their grades online and meet with them to discuss a need for tutoring, counseling, etc. Do you think this program sounds like a good idea?

Yes
46%
981 votes
No
18%
381 votes
Undecided
27%
579 votes
Not Applicable
9%
191 votes

3. Critics say that paying kids to learn is not the right way to go, because once they get to college, they'll just fall right back into old habits. Do you see any merit to this critique?

I agree with it 100%
17%
368 votes
To some degree, but not entirely.
26%
563 votes
Not really. It depends on the kid.
27%
581 votes
No, I don't agree at all.
7%
156 votes
I'm not sure.
13%
267 votes
n/a
9%
197 votes

4. Do you think a program like this would have helped you in school?

Yes
35%
741 votes
No
30%
633 votes
Undecided
23%
486 votes
Not Applicable
13%
272 votes

5. Have you ever paid your kids for good grades on their report card?

I currently do.
8%
163 votes
I have in the past.
22%
464 votes
No.
32%
677 votes
n/a
39%
828 votes
11/11/2015 Living 2132 43 By: MamaV1776

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