Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Grades For Money?

Let me start today by first saying "thank you" to all the veterans out there. We appreciate all you have done and all you do.

Now on to the news item that shocked me today. I was watching the news and there was an article about a middle school in North Carolina that was offering students points on their grades in exchange for $20. It was meant to be a fundraiser, so it wasn't like they were actually selling grades, but that's certainly the impression it made.

I was appalled. What a horrible message to send to the students, even though I'm sure they were not as upset as I was. Whatever happened to ethics?

Just as I was ready to write, I checked online and discovered that others must have felt the same way I did. The school has decided against the activity.

I'm so glad to hear that. I really think an old-fashioned bake sale or car wash is a much better idea.


  1. I read this too and was shocked and had tweeted about it. The fund raiser has been done away with. Read this news on USA Today

    But for something like to have happened in the first place is a disgrace!

  2. I just read today that the principal of this middle school has taken a leave of absence and will retire in December.