PV: Students Should Get Paid For Having Good Grades

Ashley Sustayta, Staff reporter

Good grades are usually awarded with a pat on the back or a trip to the nearest Sonic. Students who get good grades are almost always disappointed when that’s all they receive. This is why I believe schools should start paying students for straight A’s!

Paying students for good grades would encourage them to keep doing good in class. “When students are paid for good grades they learn that working hard and making good choices does have its rewards. They will try to make better grades in the hopes of earning more money,” says Debate.org.

If we follow through with this students will soon be able to buy important stuff including school supplies and materials for projects by themselves. They might actually start to go to school and not skip class. By not skipping class and paying attention they will start to do better in school so they can earn money too.

Students need to start learning how to use money responsibly. When the student gets paid their parents can then start teaching them the ways to properly spend their money. This will help the student get prepared for their future.

Teaching students to responsibly use their money will help them become more successful in life later on. Some schools have already started experimenting with different things. “Public schools across the country are experimenting with incentive programs. In urban districts and rural outposts, some schools reward students who earn higher test scores and grades.” says Great!Schools.org.

Giving money to students with good grades and that are in low-income families would encourage them stay in school.“…a rigorous new study found that the programs get results: cash incentives help low-income students stay in school and get better grades,” says TIME. If we paid them for their good grades they can then help their families by helping pay for their own stuff. The students would learn how to support themselves so they can be successful in the future.

Who knows, maybe we could help the person who discovers the cure for cancer get into college. We might even help fund the family of the person to make the first colony on Mars! This is why I believe students should get paid for having good grades.