When Michelle Rhee was chancellor of the DC school district (2007-10) she implemented a system that rewarded students with monetary incentives if they continuously received good grades. It was an extremely controversial policy which, like Rhee, no longer exists in Washington. However, new monetary incentives are being peddled by the DC district once more. But this time teachers, rather than students, are being targeted. This new move to increase teacher’s wages and offer bonuses based on consistent performance may be a turning point in the teaching profession.