Teacher Selling Ads in Exams

By Vaishali Honawar — December 05, 2008 1 min read
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Has anyone heard about the teacher who’s selling ads in his test papers?

Yes, it’s true. John Farber, a teacher at a suburban San Diego school, says he is doing so to cover the costs of printing the papers, after the school district scaled back his printing budget. Since cutting back on the tests was not an option for Farber, he decided to come up with a creative solution.

Of the seven ads he has run so far—one per test or quiz—five were inspirational quotes from parents at the school, and two were ads from local businesses connected to parents or someone close, according to this report.

This story makes me wonder how the rest of you out there are coping with district cutbacks and their effects on your classrooms. We’d love to hear your stories, so feel free to share them here.

A version of this news article first appeared in the Teacher Beat blog.