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.
For the most part.
I was an average student.
No, I was a pretty poor student.
I'm not sure.
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?
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%
To some degree, but not entirely.
Not really. It depends on the kid.
No, I don't agree at all.
I'm not sure.
4. Do you think a program like this would have helped you in school?
5. Have you ever paid your kids for good grades on their report card?
I currently do.
I have in the past.
11/11/2015 Living 2132 43 By: MamaV1776