Advertising on School Tests

It may be a sign of the problems in the school system. There simply is not the necessary funding. One teacher is addressing the problem by selling advertising:

“…Squeezed by classroom budget cuts, the Rancho Bernardo High School teacher is selling ads on his exams to cover the costs of printing them.

“It raises money for the teachers and it’s amusing for the kids, so it seems like a win-win,” said Luke Shaw, 18, a student at the suburban San Diego, California, school.”

link: Cash-strapped teacher sells ads on tests

As any teacher will verify, there is enough work to do without having to be an advertising sales person. If there are not sufficient funds to cover printing out exams, one wonders what other school items suffer from insufficient funding.

Catherine Forsythe