November 11, 2009 6:45 pm at 6:45 pm #590792YW Moderator-80Member
A middle school in North Carolina is selling test scores to students in a bid to raise money.
The News & Observer of Raleigh reported Wednesday that a parent advisory council at Rosewood Middle School in Goldsboro come up with the fundraising plan after last year’s chocolate sale flopped.
The school will sell 20 test points to students for $20.
Students can add 10 extra points to each of two tests of their choice. The extra points could take a student from a “B” to an “A” on those tests or from a failing grade to a passing grade.November 11, 2009 6:51 pm at 6:51 pm #668524haifagirlParticipant
Luckily the district nixed it.November 11, 2009 8:34 pm at 8:34 pm #668526WolfishMusingsParticipant
How is a bad policy by a school in NC an indication that Moshiach is close?
The WolfNovember 11, 2009 8:58 pm at 8:58 pm #668527ronrsrMember
Next thing you know, we’ll be able to buy our way into heaven.November 11, 2009 9:28 pm at 9:28 pm #668528gavra_at_workParticipant
How is this any different than differential treatment/acceptance policies for “legacy” students?
New money vs. Old money?November 12, 2009 1:53 am at 1:53 am #668529pookieMember
crazyNovember 12, 2009 4:03 am at 4:03 am #668530williMember
wouldn’t mind if they do this in college…November 12, 2009 1:15 pm at 1:15 pm #668531PhyllisMember
WolfishMusings, I really hope Moshiach is close, but I am kinda wondering the same thing.November 12, 2009 4:27 pm at 4:27 pm #668533YW Moderator-80Member
I didn’t really think this required explanation, but in response to the persistent poster who keeps me busy deleting his sarcastic comments.
It has been predicted that before Moshiach, in addition to many other changes preceeding his arrival, there will be rampant immorality (of all kinds) and rampant chutzpah. This particular episode contains both. If you need clarification as to how exactly that is, try thinking about it.
Imagine this happening 50 years ago. Well something this blatant would not have happened then. And if it did, and it became public knowledge, there would have been a mass outcry and everyone involved would have immediately lost their jobs and been disgraced for life. Today we just laugh it off. It fits right in with our general laxity in issues of integrity and morality.
You won’t see this unless you are perceptive, unless you live constantly with a Torah vision. Unless you think about the significance of what is happening as society changes and history leads to the ultimate Geulah.November 12, 2009 4:37 pm at 4:37 pm #668534BemusedParticipant
“Imagine this happening 50 years ago…the significance of what is happening as society changes and history leads to the ultimate Geulah”
I took some time off from work, and it was worth it just for this! Thanks for the food for thought.November 12, 2009 8:33 pm at 8:33 pm #668535PhyllisMember
It has been predicted that before Moshiach, in addition to many other changes preceeding his arrival, there will be rampant immorality (of all kinds) and rampant chutzpah.
U didnt have to go as far as this article…take a look (or rather don’t) at what is going on in Manhattan, that should be enough.November 24, 2009 12:58 am at 12:58 am #668537mosheroseMember
“How is a bad policy by a school in NC an indication that Moshiach is close?”
Wolf, why do you have a problem with Moshiach being close?November 24, 2009 1:29 am at 1:29 am #668538mazcaMember
Well , what a beautiful education “children paying for their grades” so no matter what a person is or does as long as they have money it makes the choice. ?November 24, 2009 5:58 am at 5:58 am #668539bein_hasdorimParticipant
Mod 80; “It fits right in with our general laxity in issues of integrity & morality.”
Sad, but true.
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