No. Because getting good grades is a reward in of itself. Getting good grades is also that students responsibility- because if they don't they may have to repeat a course or not have enough credits or some other for of consequence. So getting good grades means not having to deal with those consequences as well as getting perks such as free periods, off campus lunch, cheaper tickets for school events, etc. getting a reward such as going to a movie they really want to see or not having to do the dishes for a week or maybe extending their curfew for a week is a good reward for good grades without leading them to expect money for a job they should be doing anyway.
Education is expensive as is. So why should you get paid for going to a public school where millions and billions of dollars are spent just to teach you, me and millions of other public-school students basic academic knowledge? It would be nice to be paid but it's just not realistic.
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Sadly, this is some more of the bad politics flowing out of progressives in Washington. Yes WASHINGTON! The Obama administration thinks paying students to stay in school, and even pay for good grades, is going to stop, or at least reverse the flood of students fleeing inner city schools. To me, it will become just another failed social-welfare program, full of waste, fraud, and abuse! Anytime you try to pick winners, by race, social status, or income bracket, you doom all of the system to failure. Yes, we need a well educated youth to carry on for all of our futures. But until we solve the tragedy of the single parent home, teen pregnancy, gang warfare, and crimes committed against those of the same race, well never get a handle on this troubled educational system we now have.