October 17th, 2011
06:39 PM ET

Color-Coded Card Controversy

Most school systems look for ways to encourage students to get better test scores.  One district in California tried giving students color-coded ID cards based on how well students scored on standardized tests.

Black cards, given for great scores, got students free admission to sporting events and school dances.  Gold cards, given to students who showed improvement, had some limited benefits.  And white cards, for the students with the lowest scores, had no benefits - and students with white cards had to stand in a different lunch line.

The district recently did away with the program, issuing the same color IDs to everyone.  But we'd like to hear what you think of the idea of using color-coded cards to either give or limit student benefits, based on scores.

Carl Azuz, Anchor

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