Earn an A? Here's $50.

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    Jeremy Kellum, 14, a freshman, said that although he's accustomed to getting C's, especially in science and social studies, getting paid as much as $4,000 is all the incentive he needs to hit the books harder.

    "I do love green money. . . . I'll shoot for A's instead of slacking off, getting by with a C now," Kellum said. "My plan is to study more, to not play in class as much as I did last year, and basically pay attention to the teacher and take good notes and pass tests."


    Earn an A? Here's $50. -- chicagotribune.com




    god DAMN Im good.. How many times have I posted this educational strategy here over the past 2 years?
     
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    Apparently I must be great. I've been paying my kids for all A's since they were in 3rd grade, 8 years ago. In fact I instituted a company policy where I would pay my employee's kids back then. :D
     
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    Money is a great motivator, for sure.
     
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    Back in the day I would get a dollar for every A on my report card.

    Dang, I was born too early I guess.....
     
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    Same here, Echo. I guess we have to allow for inflation.
     
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    Whatever happened to just getting an education, and using all those A's to get a good job?
     
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    I don't know. I'm 40-something and I got a $1 for every I brought home. That was 35 years ago. I did the same for my kids and it seemed to work. I think it's a good idea. No harm, no foul.
     
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    Oh... I think that concept is a fine one and can work quite well.

    But the way my parents explained it to me was that "my job" was to go to school, study hard, and get good grades. I got $.25 for a B and a $1.00 for an A. That was my pay for a job well done. A C or below earned me a loss of privileges (and there was no negotiation.)

    Did I mention my parents excelled at motivation? :lol:
     
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    Gee. If I got good grades, I got to do fun stuff. If I got bad grades, I didn't.
     
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    So the moral
    of this story is you have to find out what works best for your kids!
     

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