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I am currently a high school student and though I may be biased because of my previous experience, I firmly believe that students should not be rewarded with money, toys, cars, or whatever. To me, this system encourages the child to do well because of some material value and it begs the question, what will happen when parents aren't there to reward their children? Though I think it is a good system, I believe that the success of a child and their own motivation lies within themselves. I have held a fairly high GPA over my high school career and not once have my parents rewarded me through material things because of it. Instead, they have instilled in me the importance of self-motivation and hard work in order to achieve what I want in school and in life.
I understand that some students may be less motivated than others but is it really morally correct to buy the way to academic success?
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