Schools use prizes to thwart truancy

10/25/2004 | Boston Globe (tiered subscription model), The

Faced with NCLB requirements that they report truancy figures, schools around the country are using incentives such as free cars and laptops to entice kids to stay in school. Author Alfie Kohn fears children will lose the motivation to learn, read and attend class, if they're bribed to do so.

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