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Leading economic indicator: teacher selling ad space on tests
Actually, ya sympathize: A California school district cut teachers' printing budgets, forcing handout-intensive teachers to dig into their own pockets. So math teacher Kevin Change sells little blurbs on page one of the test for $20-$30 and made the nut on his printing. San Diego Union-Tribune
     Posted By: Chuck - Mon Nov 24, 2008

Thats a pretty cool Idea. I know that in Florida they are closing public shcools because of budget Issues, keep in mind that there are hundreds of lotto signs across this great state that read over 12 billion dollars to Education. The Lotto was voted in to Help education so why do they lay teachers off and close schools?
Posted by avmayes614 in the wt"F"-State on 11/24/08 at 09:47 AM
Next we'll have corporate sponsered lesson plans: "Kids, today we're going to learn about how drilling for oil is good for the planet. (Brought to you by Exxon-Mobile)"
Posted by Jules in Connecticut on 11/24/08 at 09:48 AM
Wait! Drilling for oil isn't good. Don't tell all the young soldiers who have died over the past few years! Oh yeah, that's right...that's cause Saddam was a bad man.

Teachers need to do something. They have to pay for this kind of stuff all the time but the don't get reimbursed.
Posted by Madd Maxx on 11/24/08 at 09:51 AM
In this day and age, why are we messing with paper anyhow?
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 11/24/08 at 09:53 AM
Adverts on school materials are a slippery slope. However, inspirational messages are, in my humble opinion, not of any concern. The danger is when it becomes a situation where the advertiser with the largest dollar account dictates that smaller, local businesses cannot get space. I recall my high school yearbooks had advertising on the front and back covers. These adverts helped to pay for the costs of materials and printing.
agent j
Posted by agent j in Toronto, Canada on 11/24/08 at 09:55 AM
I think inspirational messages are a slippery slope, Agent J. There is a fine line between "inspirational message" and "religious statement".

There has to be a better way for a teacher to make money... Might I suggest Parody Porn?
Posted by KW in Dallas, TX on 11/24/08 at 10:15 AM
Ferris Beuller's Day of getting Off
Posted by Jules in Connecticut on 11/24/08 at 10:17 AM
I kinda sympathize, but not really. Teachers make a full year's salary for 9 months worth of work. Then they get pretty much the best benefits you can imagine, and guaranteed contract renegotiations through the union every couple years.

Add that onto the fact that the school DOES give them an allotment for copies, and I'm not feeling very sympathetic. Stay within budget, and this wouldn't be a problem.
Posted by Ryan in Philly on 11/24/08 at 12:07 PM
Teachers work far more than the normal 40 hours a week between lesson planning, homework grading and all the other crap they have to take person time to do. Plus the salaries are such a joke many of them have to get part time or summer jobs to make ends meet.
Posted by Jules in Connecticut on 11/24/08 at 12:12 PM
I have many friends who are teachers and believe me they spend more than $250 a year in expenses. They also are not compensated for the hours upon hours they spend grading tests and homework at home, especially for engrish teachers.
Posted by Madd Maxx on 11/24/08 at 12:34 PM
Every state is different. Have a 2 year animal science degree, but I work in an office and get paid the same that my mother (both my parents are teachers) who has a masters degree and has been teaching for 35 years does.
Posted by Jules in Connecticut on 11/24/08 at 12:36 PM
Every state is different but I think a blanket statement could be made that teachers are not paid enough.

KW - There's got be some child labor laws against that, huh? Does your daughter get paid for her work?
Posted by Madd Maxx on 11/24/08 at 12:40 PM
Too bad grown women aren't that easy.
Posted by Madd Maxx on 11/24/08 at 12:44 PM
They used to have us grade some papers for them. Our compensation was the satisfaction of helping another person and being in their good graces for the moment. I would have preferred candy.
Posted by Jules in Connecticut on 11/24/08 at 12:45 PM
We are - you just have to replace candy with booze
Posted by Jules in Connecticut on 11/24/08 at 12:45 PM
Get me a talking face bicycle seat and a bottle of Grey Goose and I'm all yours!
Posted by Jules in Connecticut on 11/24/08 at 12:49 PM
Jules...I can't even begin to tell you how many times I've heard that one.
Posted by Madd Maxx on 11/24/08 at 12:51 PM
<u>Christmas Shopping List</u>
1) bottle of Grey Goose
2) bottle of Malibu
3) bicycle seat with my face on it
4) faster tongue

I'm getting to work on this right away!
Posted by Madd Maxx on 11/24/08 at 03:28 PM
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