This seems like a really drastic idea. I understand the DC School System has had a terrible time trying to motivate students and they think that money is a good incentive especially for underprivileged children with little support from home. However, philosophically I disagree with giving money to children for doing well in school. I don't give my own children money for good grades. They have a strong desire to learn and do well in life because I've taught them to be interested in what is going on in the world and that it takes hard work to have a good life. I think the $2.7 million could be better spent on programs to train teachers and to build students' self esteem.
What do you think?