Parents question N.Y.C. plan to pay students for good scores

08/8/2007 | NYTimes.com

Some New York City parents fear the mayor's plan to pay poor children $100 to $500 for scoring well on standardized tests may backfire. "The kids who don't get reimbursed are going to say, 'Why should I bother!'" said parent Suzanne Windland. "It's like giving kids an allowance because they wake up every morning and brush their teeth."

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