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Old 02-17-2014, 08:10 PM
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Freakonomics Student Bribery Segment

I just watched the Freakonomics special on National Geographics Channel. They had a section on whether bribing a student would incentivise them to do better in school. They followed two 9th graders--Kevin Muncy and Urial King. Kevin was kind of a loser whose grades actually went down during the trial. Urial actually did better, but I think it had more to do with attitude than bribery. He seemed extremely intelligent and just needed a goal to motivate him.

I was wondering what happened to them over the last 3.5 years. Does anyone know?
Old 08-18-2014, 12:32 AM
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I couldn't find anything substantive about Urial King, but this little tidbit about Kevin Muncy is gold:

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