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Monday, August 31, 2009

Show her the money!

A former teacher in New Jersey is facing criminal charges for taking student cash in exchange for boosted grades. The allegations are that she told the students she was collecting money for charity and would give them extra credit. Then, investigators say she kept the $1,400.

How many extra points do you think $1,400 buys? What do you want to be she was turned in by a kid who gave her cash but still failed?

Read more... if you want.

In another story from last May, students got teacher passwords and changed grades for fees ranging from $5 to $25. Were those rates based on demand? How popular the teacher or client was? Weird.

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