Nearly one million students in five hundred United Kingdom schools are registered in a program that provides “iPods, DVD players and shopping vouchers” if they do their homework and behave well.

If this article is accurate, and I have no reason to believe it isn’t, this is so awful in so many ways, and you can read about them in my Washington Post column “Bribing students: Another ‘magical solution’ that doesn’t work.

Thanks to Tony Cassidy for the tip.