At a high-poverty school in Southern California, middle-school students who ace the algebra final get cold cash, reports CBS News.
The student scoring highest on a final algebra test will get $250, while the person who finishes 15th gets $25. It’s called “Algebra Palooza.”
An attorney turned education reformer came up with the idea and the money. Test scores are up in algebra and he’s expanding to history and English.
Via School Me.