Why does Liam have such a beef with paying poor teenagers to work on their studies rather than flip hamburgers at the local Mickey D's? Perhaps he agrees with the ed school professor quoted in the NPR piece, to the effect that such a strategy will "harm students' intrinsic love of learning." I might be going out on a limb here but we're talking about high school kids who have failed remedial math or science classes. I'm gonna bet their love of learning has already been extinguished. Why not see if a little cash incentive gets them to give said love another chance?

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