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Should Students Get Paid For Good Grades?

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Picture this: getting money to buy that new pair of sneakers you want if you do well on that test. Do you think students should get paid for good grades? In my opinion there are three reasons I think students should get paid for good grades. One of them is more focus on school. Second reason is they love money so they’ll do what they have to, to get the money they want. Third, reason they’ll have better behavior.
Students will focus more on school if they know they’re getting paid for doing their work, homework etc. I know if I were getting paid for doing well in school I would try my hardest on everything to get money of my own that I earned from school. Focus is a big thing in school, if you don’t focus on your work paying attention you won’t know what to do if you don’t focus to get that good grade you want.
Kids of all ages love money they reason they do is because they’ll want to have their own instead of always asking their parents. Because they have money of their own to spend and their parents can’t tell them anything about how they spend their money. When I have my own money I say my mom can’t tell me anything because it’s my money not hers I could do whatever I want with my money , that I earned . Every kid will love to money of their own.
Do you have students in your school who misbehave? But love to get things from their parents? Should those kids get paid? What should they do? Work harder in school and behave so they can get new things. I think that kids would behave better if they know money was involved in school and they were getting paid for good grades. In My opinion I mean money is very popular some people can’t live without it , kids LOVE money so that they can get what they want . Students should get paid for good grades.

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Maximas said...
today at 12:52 pm
I totally agree but i need to be paid more right now 1 dollar for 1 A+. Why : (
luke bob said...
today at 12:49 pm
I totally AGREE if students got paid for getting good grades we would have money to spend on what we want. So students would work hard for their money. GET PAID FOR GOOD GRADES.
Marcus said...
Mar. 4 at 5:17 pm
I agree with the author that students should be paid for their good grades.That being that students would try harder in their classes.I think it would be fair to all students.Reason being, Smarter students would be put in a smarter class while not as smart kids would be put in a not smarter class so they would have a fair advantage!
annycs13This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Mar. 2 at 5:19 pm
I don't think that students should get paid for good grades because what about the students who don't get good grades but try? What about them? And the students who do get good grades and get paid for it, they may turn into overconfident students and may try to rub it into the other students faces. I think that, when it comes to a final or a big exam, maybe an exception could be made, but honestly, I think that on a regular basis, being paid to get a good grade is a good way of making other s... (more »)
sassy_cassie13 said...
Feb. 24 at 6:21 pm
I love the idea of getting paid for good grades. The question I have is how much would each student make for each good grade? I feel as though being paid for good grades would push me to work a lot harder in school. Sometimes I find myself slacking off or skipping studying for a quiz or test because I do not have enough motivation to work really hard for the best grade that I am capable of. I think that the parents should not be in charge of paying us when we get good grades, but I feel there sh... (more »)
Awesome! said...
Jan. 8 at 8:13 pm
@Awesome! Hellloooooooo I totally agree with you tht students should get paid .
sally said...
Dec. 17, 2014 at 11:50 am
I totally agree with you students should get paid. Adults get paid or get a raise when they do a good job, right? Since it's a kids "job" to do good in school and have good grades wouldn't it make sense for them to get paid for there achievements.
Kent said...
Dec. 16, 2014 at 5:59 pm
If we expect our parents to pay us for having good grades, then we should pay them for our living expenses as well, food, clothes, house, education, cable, cell phone, transportation, computer, etc, etc, etc, etc .........., They already spent a lot of money on us, because the Love us so much, like my Granpa and my daddy use to say... Education is the best gift that a parent can give to his child. Kent. 8yrs old
megan said...
Dec. 11, 2014 at 12:19 am
No I disagree. Why should you get paid for something that you are pretty much expected to do? Good grades will only help yourself not anyone else, so why should you get paid for something that you're doing to help yourself? Good/bad grades will only effect you. Getting good grades is the best reward. Pretty stupid to get paid for good grades.... I mean you can reward your child ice-cream or something but no bribe them.
RARA said...
Nov. 14, 2014 at 10:40 am
I have always been told that chores are expected and I should get no money for doing chores. How is this any differet? I believe that grades are something that you want to strive towards, not be bribed by your parents every time you get an A on a test. By working hard on your own you can achieve sucess, but what life skills will getting money from a test prove. When you get older and get into highschool and college, your parents won't be there to give you money every time that you get a grad... (more »)
thds said...
Nov. 10, 2014 at 9:15 pm
the schools dont have enough funding as is. is it really a better idea to give money as an incentive when your future SHOULD be an incentive enough?
WolfHowls said...
Jun. 14, 2014 at 10:05 am
I think that the author does have a point when they say that, for money, some students would focus better on their studies. The incentive of being able to buy a new video game or iPod could definitely get kids working. If this worked, it would be a good thing because it would bring up the school's overall student grades and text scores. However, it would get expensive. Before anyone could even put this idea into use at a school, they need to think about where the money is going to come from ... (more »)
Ipoopmypantssayaloud said...
May 13, 2014 at 11:32 am
Dr. Peanut said...
May 5, 2014 at 1:13 pm
man u are off ur hizzy for tinkin dat son!!
HEY YOU replied...
Dec. 15, 2014 at 1:39 pm
I think i am
DeathAssassinnn said...
May 5, 2014 at 12:05 pm
Students shouldn't get paid that will spoil the crap out of them.  I work for my money i dont get it given to me like your parents did back when you were little. Just be happy for what you got because there could be a kid out there that has the highest IQ but doesn't have a school to go to.  - KEEP IT 1000
behindclosedDoorsma said...
May 1, 2014 at 9:36 am
ur weird ya psico, but we should still get paid. I NEED MON EY
Kaity Marie M. said...
Apr. 13, 2014 at 8:20 pm
We work as hard as teachers! We need the money for future needs! DUH!
Kaitly101 said...
Apr. 13, 2014 at 8:01 pm
Students work as hard as teachers! So why arent we paid? we as students will need those for future needs! I say Yes we should get paid!!!.
Mineraft player said...
Mar. 27, 2014 at 2:09 pm
i think we hould get paid!!!!! 
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