Money motivates students

Money — a $1,000 stipend — motivates low-income students to earn more community college credits and higher grades, concludes a long-term study at six colleges. “Learning communities” and intensive counseling produced only short-term gains.

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  1. Does this surprise anyone? Of course money motivates students. I think that a program that used money to motivate students could be especially effective in reaching the underachieving black male population. A blogger from FreshExpress shares my view:

    http://thefreshxpress.com/2011/01/pay-k-12-students-for-high-grades/