A new plan in New York would pay students to score well on standardized tests. What!?!? Have we learned nothing about fair play and fairness. Unfortunately, the primary measure of school performance is standardized testing schools. If students are payed to score better, than they are essentially being paid to make the school look better. That is misrepresentation to the public and is absolutely unacceptable. That’s as bad as a suspect paying off the jury… it is simply unacceptable. If we want to reward students for achievement, which is a good idea, then we should find better ways to do it. Host parties for honor students, take students out who make exceptional gains, but don’t use money to artificially inflate test scores.
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