Some NYC educators, students say cash rewards may be helping

03/7/2008 |

New York City has so far distributed more than $500,000 to 5,237 students as a reward for their performance on standardized reading and math tests. Some students believe the cash is helping to make academic success more socially acceptable, and some teachers report seeing an improved attitude among learners. "This motivates us better," said Adonis Flores, a 13-year-old who has sometimes struggled academically. "Everybody wants some money, and nobody wants to get left behind."

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