Cash for grades?

Talk about perverse incentives:

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

The News & Observer of Raleigh reported Wednesday that a parent advisory council at Rosewood Middle School in Goldsboro come 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 grade.

Fortunately, it immediately got crushed the same day.

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One response to “Cash for grades?

  1. This story made http://detentionslip.org ! Check it out for all the crazy headlines from our schools.

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