Selling candy didn't raise much money last year, so a Goldsboro middle school tried selling grades.I will fawn all over any commenter who sends me money, and click on whatever they like.
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.
Friday, November 13, 2009
An idea snuffed out:
Posted by Substance McGravitas at 1:00 PM