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Should kids be given cash to study?

GemmaRowlandsGemmaRowlands ModeratorPosts: 9,720 mod
This is in the news a lot in my country at the minute, as young people are being offered cash as an incentive to do the studying that they need to secure good grades. But, do you think that good grades should be incentive enough, without being paid to study?

I am in two minds about it, so I thought I would see what you all think!

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  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 39,096 ✭✭✭✭
    What's the world coming to when kids have to be bribed to study?
  • GemmaRowlandsGemmaRowlands Moderator Posts: 9,720 mod
    mheredge said:

    What's the world coming to when kids have to be bribed to study?

    I know, it's a shame, but it's something that I hear about all the time, as kids just seem to want to laze around and play on games rather than spend their time studying.
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 39,096 ✭✭✭✭
    I'm not sure that money will encourage these kids to study. If they are paid by results, this will penalise the less bright children too!
  • GemmaRowlandsGemmaRowlands Moderator Posts: 9,720 mod
    mheredge said:

    I'm not sure that money will encourage these kids to study. If they are paid by results, this will penalise the less bright children too!

    That's true, but if parents are setting the rewards then the aims would be set lower for lesser able children - as you just want them to do good for them.
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 39,096 ✭✭✭✭
    I think bribing children to study sets a dangerous example that they should always be paid for things that normally should not attract payment.
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