Meeting that “A” Productivity Quota

Getting Paid for Your A’s

In strictly pragmatic terms, I can see this working.  After all, my very practical parents did this to all of us, their kids: a dollar for an “A”, nothing for anything else.  Also, it puts teeth into the old teacher saying, “When you’re a student, school *is* your job!”

But the concerns about students cheating and thus never developing a sense of learning for learning’s sake are valid concerns.  However, those two problems are happening whether businesses like GradeFund exist or not; whether they would exacerbate those problems remains to be seen.

So, readers, what do you think?  Good idea or bad idea?


About lizardqueen

If single-mothering were a paid job, I'd be rich. However, it doesn't, so I write (which doesn't pay the bills) and teach (which does). I'm overly-educated in the liberal arts, but that doesn't hinder my ability to be pragmatic and realistic. YAY.
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One Response to Meeting that “A” Productivity Quota

  1. Zathras says:

    Excellent idea.

    I actually like a non-uniform progression: $1 for 1 A, $2 for the second A, …., $7 for the seventh A.

    Learning for learning’s sake will happen no matter the external incentives. You can’t force it on the unwilling; on the other hand, you can’t keep the willing away from it.

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