After a long, rainy day in Brussels over spring break, we traveled to Lanaken, Belgium to stay at the house of a friend of a friend (double take).
Scott and Shirley’s son is a senior deciding on schooling for the fall. That led to a coffee-infused late night discussion about the merits of educational measurement.
“Schools wouldn’t give away cheap grades,” Scott said. And classes would likely be much more challenging, he added.
Detractors might argue that it’s a pay-to-play strategy, or that education would inherently be cheapened by compensation.
It’s akin to parents bumping up an allowance for every A a child earns.
I don’t necessarily agree with that strategy, but offering compensation in the form of a tuition rebate might hold college students more accountable and produce a more capable population of citizens.
Students might strive for better grades only to seek beer money. Okay. As long as they are learning and developing a passion, does it matter how the journey is funded?
I sense a story.