Opinion: Cash incentives may offer extra motivation

01/28/2008 | Sun (Baltimore), The

Affluent parents often motivate their children to do well in school using allowances as well as verbal support, writes Baltimore schools math tutor Michele Shropshire, so why should a proposal to encourage low-income students using cash as an incentive be dismissed by some as outlandish? Tangible rewards could help such students focus on the importance of doing well.

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