Persuasive Essay: Why Schools Should Not Pay Students?

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“Do I get a reward for going to school?” asked a student from the Vons Middle School. “ You can get an a reward, but only if you get good grades,” answers the student’s parents. Students usually get awards for good grades, but what the parent doesn’t know is that paying a child can lead to a few problems. A few of the reasons why schools should not pay students is because they lack of motivation. Another reason is because they tend to cheat. Lastly, paying students will only help in the short run not the long run. Paying a student is a horrible idea because it takes the motivation of learning from a student, they can cheat, and it only helps in the short run. First of all, schools should not pay students for good grades because they can lose their motivation to learn. Edward Deci says, “Most children are by nature motivated to learn,”. This can lead to no interest in learning. The effect of this is the child not paying attention in class. After not paying attention in class they don’t know what to do. When they don’t know what to do, they tend to not do the assignment or turn the assignment in late, but turning it in late or not doing it can lead to adverse scores. If you have adverse scores you can get held back or it can be tough for you to get accepted into really great schools. To sum up, kids can lose natural motivation in learning. Second of all, schools should not pay students for good grades because they want to cheat for the award. “... including
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