Friday, May 09, 2008


"Buy a ticket to the school play. Get five points added on to your average."

"Buy the school math magazine. Increase your final exam grade by five points."

These are words being said to the students of our school this time of year. I heard kids complaining about these points for sale. I agree and refuse to give points for purchase. Education should not come with green stamps.


postscript said...

Clubs at our school always try to do the same thing: get teachers to offer extra credit.

The funny teachers say they will they either don't or make the amount so minimal that it doesn't change a thing.

The nice teachers give, say, one point on a quiz.

And then there are the teachers who refuse to and everyone respects more because of it. Especially the kids who would rather stay home, study hard, and learn the material than get the extra points then screw up the section on the final.

17 (really 15) more years said...

I don't know what's sadder- selling points to kids, or the fact that I remember what S&H Green stamps are.

CaliforniaTeacherGuy said...

17 More Years: I remember S&H Green Stamps too! What fun to lick them (or sponge their little green backs) and paste them in the booklets, dreaming of the "premiums" to come!