What's your opinion: A basic set of arguments For: We increasingly live in a culture dominated by materialism, thus money speaks loudest to children in terms of encouraging certain behavior. It is not unscrupulous, the status quo has changed. Against: It cheapens the academic process and make children believe that every good act and process deserves a direct reward. Self-confidence and getting into better schools and respect is most important. Integrity matters much more, and should always be the defining characteristic of our youth.