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Grade 6-8

It Pays to Stay in School

Time: 60 mins,
Updated: March 24 2021,
Author: Cheryl McGaughey


Students will be able to:

  • Examine and compare several incentive programs encouraging students to stay in school.
  • Recognize the benefits of staying in school from different perspectives.
  • Discover how economic disincentive programs can also be used to motivate students to stay in school.

In this personal finance lesson, students will analyze and develop stay-in-school incentive programs for a group of students.


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