Is it acceptable for teachers to sell ads on tests?

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Maggie (not verified)

distraction

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Kids need to focus on the test--no an eye-catching ad!

Todd Hausman (not verified)

I am a teacher and I find the

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I am a teacher and I find the idea pretty ridiculous. Maybe it's because I teacher 8 and 9 year olds, who are extremely impressionable. If parents are willing to buy a cute ad message on a test for ten bucks, then surely they would certainly be willing to spring for some extra school supplies. There are better ways to solicit financial support from the community than this.

Monica (not verified)

People who are opposed to the

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People who are opposed to the idea don't know anything about how much we have to spend out of our own pockets to get our rooms started each fall.. If you are not an educator, you wouldn't understand and you have NO IDEA what you are talking about!!!

kannie (not verified)

I voted for second option.

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I voted for second option. Indeed, the problem of school funding is very complicated and the teachers may use this possibility to get more funds in school budget. The only thing that should be noted- the advertisers must be carefully selected desirable to be social and possibly useful for students or their future life. More targeted I mean...

JaNohn (not verified)

How Can We Even Entertain This?

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Hannah Montana, Jonas Brothers, Disney Channel, Hip-Hop/Rap Videos, MTV, VH1, Cartoon Network, ABC Family and now you want to add tests to this long list of places/things to advertise? People, look at your budget and reavamp. Teachers be strategic about getting grants for your classroom.

I think it's really interesting that other countries have the ability to teach their children with substantially less than America. Some is being overpaid and it's not the teachers. Lets be fair to our kids. Lets give them a real chance to learn.

Kbajfrog (not verified)

adds on tests

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It is becoming harder and harder to get funding for simple things no one wants to pay for paper. So why not sell an add and then have the students use it as a learning tool by creating it and or incoorporating the add itself into the test. all adds could be part of math problem solving and you could always have the add need to be corrected on an english exam

Bob Young (not verified)

I'm a 30-year veteran of

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I'm a 30-year veteran of marketing and advertising, a parent of three, and a staunch supporter of the small parochial school that my children attended. I've been a member and president of the school's education board, an athletic coach and I'm now an academic mentor/coach at the school.

Our children are exposed to hundreds of marketing messages every day. The classroom should be a place of respite for them, a retreat safe from the incessant hammering of marketing and advertising, a place where they learn more about their roles in modern society beyond being mere consumers. Advertising on tests? Completely inappropriate, and it sends the wrong message at the worst possible time.

Jonathan Alves (not verified)

I think selling ads on tests

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I think selling ads on tests is unacceptable.It will ditract the students from there studies and the students wouldnt need asvertisments anyway

Emily (not verified)

ads

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In my opinon, kids already have enough to focus on...as a student myself I find myslef focusing on a lot of advertisments as it is. Teachers shouldn't put their main focus on advertising it can distrack their main job as a teacher and distrack students. Advertising is also $$$ and most of the time pointless unless it is really imporant such as advertisting for new jobs and schools.

Kyle Andrews (not verified)

selling ads

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I thinks it is fine for teachers to put advertisement on there test because
not just your getting money for subplize but your helping the Business people get more costomers and hgelp get money for them so they can stay in Business. So I think that teachers should put an advertisment on the test.

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