Extra Credit in Math if they bring in printer paper!

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    My daughters got extra credit in Math for bringing in a package of printer paper.

    I gave it to them, but... is that really ethical? I know the schools are getting cutbacks, but my daughter told me that one woman at the school accidentally printed off 500 copies of something. They waste a lot of stuff there.
     
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    An inappropriate reward, in my opinion, if that credit is going towards her grade.
     
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    Next time it will be cash
     
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    Oh, they always send that kind of request home with my kids. Mostly in the beginning of the year. You know, all those forms that need to be filled out? If they bring them in on time or early, they get extra credit. Box of tissues? Yup. Other classroom supplies? Yup.

    It's bulloney, 100%.
     
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    Yup.

    Americans are being trained young in the fine art of politics, while kids in other nations learn long division and blow their noses into a "Class Towel."
     
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    No school is suffering cutbacks, we pay more per student than any other industrialized nation.

    1. School gets free supplies which helps their bottom line.
    2. Schools Math scores go up giving the appearance of statistical improvement.

    Send these people a nasty e-mail next time they ask for donations.
     
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    In the wife's 4 years as a classroom teacher, she spent thousands- and I mean thousands of dollars of her own money on classroom supplies. When she was eligible for tenure, they fired her.
    Fuck school boards.
     
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    I have zero problems sending in classroom supplies. I have a huge problem with 'extra credit' given for them. :mad:
     
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    Teaching kids how to bribe people at such a young age ? Extra credit should be earned, not bought. I don't care if it is just school supplies, what's to stop them from asking for other favors...I would seriously have a conversation with the teacher, if she was teaching my kids.
     
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    Grades in government schools are bastardized beyond all hope.
     

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