Thursday, November 12, 2009

Selling grades...

I just recently admitted to buying good grades from my kids but this takes the cake. I was happily reviewing some of my favorite blogs this morning when I clicked on Dr. Grumpy's (he's hysterical in a palm to forehead people are so stupid kind of way) and he's posted this article:
NC school sells test points for $20 to raise money
Nov. 11, 2009 06:45 AM
Associated Press

GOLDSBORO, N.C. - A middle school in North Carolina is selling better test scores to students in a bid to raise money.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reported Wednesday that a parent advisory council at Rosewood Middle School in Goldsboro came up with the fundraising plan after last year's chocolate sale flopped.

The school will sell 20 test points to students for $20.

Students can add 10 extra points to each of two tests of their choice. The extra points could take a student from a "B" to an "A" on those tests or from a failing grade to a passing grade.

Principal Susie Shepherd says it's not enough of an impact to change a student's overall grades.

Officials at the state Department of Public Instruction say exchanging grades for money teaches children the wrong lessons.

I just cannot get over the stupidity of these school officials. You're selling grades. What are you teaching these kids? We bitch that they don't try hard enough and then you're willing to sell the school's ethics and morals for $20. It's okay to buy a grade when it's for a good cause? NO.


3 comments:

  1. Ha - this article came out the next day.

    http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2009/11/12/District-halts-cash-for-grades-fundraiser/UPI-89381258075831/

    Definitely a facepalm idea.

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