Parents that pay their child for their above average grades say that since going to school is their kid’s “job,” their kid should literally be “paid” or rewarded as well for their hard work in school. This may have its benefits, but there are downsides too. When students are being paid money for good grades, they do not understand the main purpose of learning by losing their natural enthusiasm, not understanding or realizing the real “reward,” and not feeling the real satisfaction from their accomplishments. Regarding this topic, a student will most likely lose their natural enthusiasm for learning if they are being paid for higher grades. Psychologists Bob Brooks and Sam Goldstein argue that, “A child’s natural enthusiasm for learning may
Students tend to get bored of school, and in order to get their attention, some schools have decided to pay their students. While plenty sources agree with this choice. Paying students for higher grades not only affects their education, but also their personal lives. The idea of paying students for honorable grades isn't only unfair, it’s also a terrible influence on students. Students should not be paid for good grades because it leads to classroom problems, loss of enthusiasm for learning, and it teaches students that money is the only reward.
The type of individual level incentive pay that is most associated with elementary teachers is bonuses. Teachers received bonuses based on the performance of the students. For example, they will be compensated if all the students passed the standardized exams with a high score or if a student receives an award. Therefore, teachers receiving bonuses is a good approach because it constantly motivates whereas a raise in pay will not because they will still get paid whether they teach or not. On the other hand, one way to tweak this incentive pay is by giving lower and higher bonuses based on the percentage of improvement of students.
This plan would benefit the entire country in various ways. Individuals would gain important traits and learn important skills. Some oppose this concept, but eventually, they will see the benefits as they learn more and become more open to new ideas. A year of mandatory national service would be beneficial to anyone as long as they embrace it in a positive way and see it as an opportunity. Ironically, this concept of national service will be most beneficial to those who dislike it, as their negative attitudes will begin to become more positive with the aid of national service.
Successful scholars have many triumphs because they gain social recognition (Goodlin, Alma). Kids need support from friends and family to reach a goal they might have because having friends or a family supporting the schoolkid get back up when he or she feels like giving up. Without moral support from their family or friends to help motivate students to do their work most kids would give up because they feel unmotivated. Sometimes kids need help and without friends to
Brent Staples is speaking about colleges around the country and how the standards that they hold the students to are changing. He believes that students these days are not earning grades as much as they are demanding them. Brent in his article is comparing how students from the past would take the grade that they were given because in that time the teacher was right in their decisions but now, because students pay so much for school they think they should automatically get a good grade. In his article he states, “Twenty years ago, students grumbled, then lived with the grades they were given. Today, colleges of every stature permit them to appeal low grades through deans or permanent boards of inquiry.”(Staples
For example, a parent may worry it's their fault for holding their children back, but since college bound is here, their anxiety can be reduced. This will help students prepare for college instead of preparing for nothing. In my opinion, college bound scholarship was a genius idea. I state this because of many reasons, First of all, this reduces anxiety a parent might have. Like I said before, a parent might feel responsible that their children is not going to college and feel like it's unacceptable and work maybe 2 jobs to get the money.
Considering these pros into action, there are cons to it. Higher salary based on standardized tests will have negative effects. More manipulation of test results will occur within this. If school board officials are seeing that students are achieving higher test scores, they will take action and give teachers the bonuses, but what the school board does not know is that the teachers are the ones manipulating the tests for their own benefits in this case for money. “Cheating teachers are on the rise as figures show the number illicitly helping children pass GCSE and A-level exams has trebled in the past two years” (Turner).
Another theory to remedy grade inflation involves giving students two grades: One grade is based on how much effort they put in and the other grade is based on their knowledge of the subject or their performance. In this way, a teacher can tell the difference between a student who barely does anything and gets an A and a student who puts hours and hours into his/her work. Because both effort and ability are important for future academic and professional success, it is important to find a balance in grading students. The false sense of security from grade inflation actually hurts, rather than helps, students and their
By STEVE MCCLAIN says, “Students at my school are doing worse than ever on state assessment tests… Perhaps less electives are required in order for test scores to rise.” That is a false statement. Just because there would be less electives doesn’t mean that it will cause tests scores to go up tremendously, because if there are less electives it’ll give the students an excuse to mess around more because they are bored. If a student is the type who loves to talk, their favorite elective most likely takes their mind off talking. With less electives the student has nothing to do but not pay attention and talk, because they have a lot of unused