Argument: Charter schools can unconventionally reward student success
Michael Kunzelman. "In Post-Katrina New Orleans, Educators, Students Embrace Charter Schools". Associated Press - "Beignet rewards. Indeed, KIPP schools employ virtually theatrical teaching methods and routines. Teachers and students frequently interact through singing, chanting, and hand gestures. 'Sparking' in the classroom means sitting up, paying attention, asking and answering questions. Students earn a weekly 'paycheck' that rewards good behavior with treats like hot cocoa and beignets, the fried pastries that are a signature snack in New Orleans.' Lessons on behavior are as much a part of the school's curriculum as reading, writing, and arithmetic."