Students all over the country would love to get paid, but some studies have shown that students will do better at school if they get paid for getting good grades. Bad effects is that one year the school pays you for good grades, then the next year you don't get paid. Reasons kids (students) don’t get paid is because kids might cheat on test or commit crimes to get good grades. The students would not learn for fun because there desire to learn is gone because they only want to learn is for the money. One other thing is that students should be satisfied with their good grades but now all the students care about is the money.
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,”.
Some downfalls of the public school system are, the unequal amount of funding and resources that can be provided to a school district in a wealthier community compared to in a poor community. Then we have the issue of the school curriculum being too closely related to only the standardized test that provide funding rather than actually making sure the students obtain the education they need. The final problem with the school system is the lack of autonomy in schools, the schools, need to have better social interactions and better collaboration between classrooms to effectively help the students where they struggle. These are all downfalls of the public school system that have major impacts on the final graduation and education a student will achieve over the course of their K-12 schooling
Many people debate about paying students for achieving a certain standard. Whether it’s about athletics, academics, or arts, both sides present good points. Academics are a very important part of students’ lives. While there are some good reasons for high schools paying students for achieving good grades, high school students should not be paid for getting high marks because it would be a poor and inconsistent incentive, plus the monetary reward would simply create even more stress for students. Students should be motivated by rewards other than money.
At $94 per exam, even students who are able to afford the fee might think twice about dropping hundreds of dollars on AP exams. The hefty fee might discourage student who are on the fence about taking another AP exam from doing so, or it might discourage students who are new to taking APs from taking more than a few. Senior Erin Traut comments, “It’s frustrating because we’re working hard and taking advanced courses, and our wallets have to take the hits for it, and not everyone can afford that. Everything seems to come down to money, which sucks, especially in a country where there’s sicha huge gap between the wealthy, the middle class, and the poor” Additionally, Arlington’s curriculum is structured so that seniors have the most opportunity to take many AP courses, and one must also take into account all of the other costs faced by many college-bound seniors, like college application fees and the price
In fact, Bruce J. Biddle and David C. Berliner (2002) stated in A Research Synthesis / Unequal School Funding in the United States that “students from disadvantaged families will suffer the most from the U.S. system of unequal school funding because these students are more likely to attend poorly funded public schools” (www.ascd.org). The system for allocating money is completely unfair and it has completely turned a blind eye to the inflated price tag for managing functional schools. Simply put, while the total operational cost for schools are tremendously expensive the funding amount is not accountable for the
First of all, students should not be paid for good grades due to not needed pressure. The NEA claims : many teachers say, “Paying students for good grades leads to practical problems in their classrooms, including pressure to inflate grades and conflict with students and parents.” This means students are more likely to be in bad moods and have bad relationships with parents and classmates. If some kids get money and the rest don’t, arguments will break out. In a classroom, students are supposed to be respectful to each other in order to have and efficient working environment. The effect of this is, students will be stressed and annoyed or angry with them, if unable to raise test scores.
Depending on how desperate a teacher is for good test scores, inappropriate preparations can be made before testing, sometimes even to the point of cheating. While having standards and a uniform teaching model, high -stakes testing is generally detrimental to the education of America. The importance of these tests has become the be-all and end-all of high school. The accountability of the testing will follow the student throughout his or her educational life. Despite being held in such high regard, the high-stakes testing effects are far from the desired and predicted
Amrein & Berliner (2002) suggest, the No Child Left Behind Act high stakes testing policy has caused some unintended consequence in student learning. Those consequences are higher school dropout rates, educator/schools cheating on test to keep or increase their funding, and teachers leaving the profession because of the consequences associated with the testing policy (p.
Some studies show that wealthier students that score high on the tests have taken numerous prep classes and even had private tutors come in and help them prepare for these tests, which cost hundreds of dollars, and lower-class students cannot afford them which puts them at a disadvantage no matter how smart they may be. (Soares and Ovaska). Soares ' research has found that tests like the ACTs and SATs put low-income and minority students at significant disadvantages and have resulted in a lack of diversity at the nation 's four-year colleges, including public universities in the University of North Carolina system. He thinks high school grade point averages (GPA) would give admissions counselors a better grasp of a student 's abilities without the gender and racial biases that test scores carry. Soares shared his thoughts recently with N.C. Policy Watch, and told us why he thinks North Carolina 's public university system should turn its back on the ACTs and