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    In tests for teacher Tom Farber's high school class, students can demonstrate their mastery of calculus and find out where to get braces or even a haircut.
    Teacher Tom Farber has a form for prospective test sponsors to complete.

    Teacher Tom Farber has a form for prospective test sponsors to complete.

    Squeezed by classroom budget cuts, the Rancho Bernardo High School teacher is selling ads on his exams to cover the costs of printing them.

    "It raises money for the teachers and it's amusing for the kids, so it seems like a win-win," said Luke Shaw, 18, a student at the suburban San Diego, California, school.

    Parents and administrators also praise Farber, 47, for his creative classroom funding, but he doesn't want it to become the norm.

    "My intention is, [selling ads] is a stopgap measure," said Farber. "I don't want to be doing this year after year."

    http://www.cnn.com/2008/LIVING/12/03...sts/index.html

    Smart move in my opinion since it helps cover costs. Your thoughts?

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    It's a shame that it's come to that to pay for paper, but I can't imagine it does any harm. Not much different from a company providing free posters for science classes or ads on websites, but I don't imagine it's particularly lucrative. If funding is really that bad, a decent teacher could surely find other places to save a few bucks a week for photocopy paper.

    When I was a lad, we wrote on nice eco-reusable slate. Slate we quarried ourselves, in the dark, naked, and while being beaten. Paper? Luxury.

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    Default Re: Teacher Sells Ad Space on Tests

    Quote Originally Posted by Mindgames
    When I was a lad, we wrote on nice eco-reusable slate. Slate we quarried ourselves, in the dark, naked, and while being beaten. Paper? Luxury.

    lucky you, didn't have to grow up in canada

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    Default Re: Teacher Sells Ad Space on Tests

    Quote Originally Posted by Mindgames
    It's a shame that it's come to that to pay for paper, but I can't imagine it does any harm. Not much different from a company providing free posters for science classes or ads on websites, but I don't imagine it's particularly lucrative. If funding is really that bad, a decent teacher could surely find other places to save a few bucks a week for photocopy paper.

    When I was a lad, we wrote on nice eco-reusable slate. Slate we quarried ourselves, in the dark, naked, and while being beaten. Paper? Luxury.
    I used to write in dirt with a stick. Finals were a bitch.

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    try writing your finals in blood.
    schools can be so brutal.

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    my mom's been paying for paper for her students since she started teaching ten years ago. the school districts here suck.

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    if i was in that class, i'd be trying to encode some mnemonic device into an ad to use it as a cheat sheet.

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