Get Good Grades, Get a Burger?
Until I read this New York Times article, I had completely forgotten that each year my middle school took kids who had received good grades to Burger King for lunch (we had to pay for it, however.) Well, now a Florida school district has teamed up with McDonalds to reward good grades and attendance with a free Happy Meal. What do you all think of this? Is it a smart way to motivate kids to do well in school? Commercialization of education? (Ronald and the golden arches are now all over the children’s report card jackets) Or is a free cheeseburger, fries and a soda an unhealthy way to view getting straight As?
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