Should students receive cash to get better grades? The video linked below is from an Education Next story on the growing number of districts offering financial and material incentives to students to keep their grades up. Is paying students for performance any different than a rewarding a salesman with a hefty commission for a good quarter? Depending on your point of view the clip you may find the clip thought provoking or unsettling. Personally, I don’t like it, but I don’t like the 50 percent graduation rates in some of these districts either. Pay for grades is already happening in a number of places. Good thing? Bad thing? Tell me what you think.