NYC 7TH GRADERS RECEIVE CASH REWARDS FOR HIGH GRADES ON STANDARDIZED TESTS - New York Post
Interesting. I think this is actually a good idea. Some kids just aren't motivated to learn by the idea that many years in the future, they'll have a chance at getting a better-paying job. I can't say I blame them...most adults aren't motivated by that logic either.
By rewarding students for their hard work NOW, schools provide an incentive to learn.