Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Quote of the day


A middle school in North Carolina is selling better test scores to students in a bid to raise money.

The Raleigh News & Observer newspaper reported Wednesday that a parent advisory council at Rosewood Middle School 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 one.

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

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

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