Alex Tabarrok spotlights an “obvious” education reform: Paying students to learn.
(Economist Roland) Fryer was here on Monday and he told me of a large-scale experiment he is running in 24 of the poorest performing New York schools. Every three weeks students are tested and if they improve they are paid on the order of $20. Control groups are also tested. Early results are very encouraging. No other reform has anywhere near the bang for the buck as paying the students.