Friday, November 13, 2009

Fundraising

An idea snuffed out:
Selling candy didn't raise much money last year, so a Goldsboro middle school tried selling grades.

However, the fundraiser came to an abrupt halt today after a story in The News & Observer raised concerns about the practice of selling grades.

Wayne County school administrators stopped the fundraiser, issuing a statement this morning.

"Yesterday afternoon, the district administration met with [Rosewood Middle School principal] Mrs. Shepherd and directed the the following actions be taken: (1) the fundraiser will be immediately stopped; (2) no extra grade credit will be issued that may have resulted from donations; and (3) beginning Novermber 12, all donations will be returned."

A $20 donation to Rosewood Middle School would have gotten a student 20 test points - 10 extra points on two tests of the student's choosing. That could raise a B to an A, or a failing grade to a D.
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14 comments:

ckc (not kc) said...

Shepherd rejected the suggestion that the school is selling grades. Extra points on two tests won't make a difference in a student's final grade, she said.

...yes, that definitely makes it better

Substance McGravitas said...

Really what they should do is get the kids a degree over the internet. Skip high school and save the years and tuition.

fish said...

I don't understand why people continually try to destroy free market principles. Why can't the most deserving get better grades?

Substance McGravitas said...

Dear Mr. College Recruiter: Our students have parents who are much more likely to donate to your institution.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

damn communist teacher's unions.

ckc (not kc) said...

Dear Mr. HiwayDept:

My son the engineer will be buying his bridge from a competent (we hope) colleague.

tigris said...

Why would I want baby deer draped over top of me?

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

why WOULDN'T you, tigris?

tigris said...

Says the man who pushes people to exclusively patronize zombie phrenologists, milliners, and coiffeurs.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

and ear-candlers. Don't forget the ear-candlers.

mikey said...

Whaa...?

You mean it turns out that I coulda not only had a degree, but it coulda been Magnum Come Loud from a Prestigious university like Gary Conservatory, Ought Six?

Dammit.

NOW you tell me....

M. Bouffant said...

It's a shame home-schoolers won't be able to use this as a lesson in how the correct people get what they deserve.

Substance McGravitas said...

Y'know, I hadn't thought of a homeschooler grade inflation angle. There's some funny research to be done there.

herr doktor bimler said...

Why would I want baby deer draped over top of me?

It will shift attention away from the tattoos.