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Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Well, it was bound to happen. As schools find themselves strapped for cash and the allure of buying one more magazine subscription or another chocolate bar wanes, where do schools go next for their fund raising efforts? Our local elementary has gone with an outfit that essentially replicates cafe-press for your child's artwork. You can buy pot holders, mugs, etc., with your kid's artwork on it. It is cool, different and it worked for us (at least the first time).
How about selling grades? It is a logical conclusion to the fundraising efforts and indeed it seems to have been implemented in Goldsboro, North Carolina (outside Raleigh) :
It is interesting that the principal seems to not understand the idea of the margin. If it is true that two test grades don't determine the final grade then what about three or four? Of course, points add up and twenty points could prove marginal between an `B' and an `A' - why try to deny it?
I have long (tounge-in-cheek) advocated for hints on exams sponsored by local food establishments or other college-focused businesses.
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