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Reader says,”The very fact that students presumably got a break on their grades by merely buying a ticket is horrible”

“How did May 22 determine that “there was no selling of grades”? Did they actually check with the students in that class or the teacher him/herself? Many above responses were in the line of “So what?” and stating this was a common practice in the schools. The very fact that students presumably got a break on their grades by merely buying a ticket is horrible. The whole concept is totally wrong but if you are actually doing these kind of things regularly–and as above writers stated “The student accomplished a learning experience for which they should get raises in their grades because they did something educational”–without a sign in and sign out sheet, how can anyone know they were actually there? After reading this column it is easy to see how those who were rich enough could see no wrong in buying their child’s way into college. It started young by “buying grades” in earlier school situations. I do admit that many students have bought their way into many schools by their parents buying a building or making a huge contribution to the school in which entrance is desired. I see no way to stop this but paying someone to “get the student into the school” was obviously set up by someone who wanted to pocket the money rather than having it go directly to the schools. Where our son went to school the Chairman of the board was the head of a huge corporation and had 5 children–4 of whom went to that school but the 5th was turned down as the school felt she would be unable to keep up with the requirements. Where is that honesty today? “

7 thoughts on “Reader says,”The very fact that students presumably got a break on their grades by merely buying a ticket is horrible”

  1. This is horrible indeed. And the principal knew. And the superintendent knew. All the parents knew. It is widespread. Tradition of Sewage

  2. Fire the Fish and his crony Gorman. Board needs to act.

  3. It sounds like someone’s getting shared the money. People get greedy and this is what happens. When you share people keep their lips shut. Right, right, right

  4. WHAT WAS THE EVENT ?

  5. All things must pass….soon these grade-grubbers will be in college and no one will remember any of this.

  6. Supposed to have been BergenFest. James may be loathe to give them free advertising!

  7. I really don’t think it would have been “free advertising”. Obviously, this has been done for many other groups so it is really unnecessary to single one out.

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