Wednesday, November 17, 2004


My parents send a check to my children for their grades; Littlest Scholar practically runs home with her report card to call Grammie to collect her earnings. Mrs. Scholar and I do not like to pay for grades but we haven't discouraged Grammie's practice. Alex Tabarrok reports on an experiment in 24 poor-performing schools in NYC, where probably parents cannot pay their children for grades. Experimenters are using their own money instead, and getting good results. (Arnold Kling-ish) Question: Would money spent on big-city school systems be better used as bribes for A's?