NHR: Rewarding Homework

Guidence Counselor develops program that rewards students who do their homework.


Guidence Counselor Ronald Byrd wanted to encourage seventh-grade students to do their homework, so he came up with a reward system for them, and on Monday gave out the largest reward: a bicycle, the New Haven Register reports.

An assembly was held Monday at the school to distribute the rewards to the students who "completing their homework assignments over 45 days during the third marking period in at least one of the core subjects: mathematics, social studies, science and English," according to the Register's report, which includes a video.









Marty April 24, 2012 at 02:02 PM
This is really wrong. It gives these kids the attitude that they're not going to do something unless they get "rewarded". What happens when they get to high school, will they get a car for doing their homework? They need to learn that their job is to do homework and the reward for doing their homework is success later in life, not prizes or really bribes the school gives out now in a desperate attempt to get them to conform. Really bad idea.
Thomas Alegi April 24, 2012 at 05:16 PM
Marty, what rewards do parents get for having their kids do their assigned home work a car?


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