When the entire (all) world is running after money, why the students should stay behind. Nowadays students demand (ask for) more money from their parents. Students who get more pocket money from their parents, gets more preference from other students, compared to students who do not get pocket money. Parents these days are open (easily accept) to provide more pocket money to their school going children, even though school students hardly (almost not) need any money.
When parents give money to their kids, they should also teach them how to make the correct use of money. One thing that parents should take care of is to avoid providing their kids with money anytime they ask for, and even before handing it over to them, they should always ask the kids the purpose of taking the money. School students are ignorant about the miseries of the people who live with less or no money. Therefore, they hardly understand the worth of money.
A new report says many parents still considering (think about) giving their children money to pass exams, but it does not help exam grades. The report says parents could be wasting their money by using cash to get their kids to study more. However, the promise of a trip somewhere nice could encourage students to (make students; get students to) try harder and do better at school. Researchers from the University of Bristol (in England) and the University of Chicago (in the USA) looked at “how promises of cash and tickets to events (something like concerts, sport games, the cinema) affected students’ studying and learning.” Over 10,000 pupils took part in the research throughout the year 2012. There was an improvement (doing better) in classwork and homework, but this did not result in better test scores.
Lead researcher, Dr. Simon Burgess, said the report looked at the wrong areas. He said it had not looked at the things that really got students to increase their effort. He added (also said) that: “Clearly, some pupils have a lot of goals and [they] believe that education is a way of getting what they want out of life, but there are kids who think that working hard doesn’t make a difference.” He said these children think exam success is “all in your genes” because of their family background. Education expert Dr. Kevan Collins said good teachers were better than promises of rewards to get children to study, especially for children from low-income (poor) families. He wrote: “What really makes the difference is how students are taught.”
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