Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Idaho Teacher Sells Ad Space On School Papers

An Idaho teacher Jeb Harrison, who teaches history and economics, has come up with an ingenious way to save money for the school system. The school system has frozen spending because of the hard economic times. They even froze spending on paper. Harrison came up with an idea to sell ad space on exams, tests, hand outs, etc.

"Molto Caldo Pizzeria, in Pocatello, Idaho, about a mile from the high school, agreed to supply paper for Harrison's five classes — 10,000 sheets, valued at $315, and imprinted with a pizza ad. That should be enough paper for the rest of this school year and all of the next one."

Now, I know some may not necessarily agree with ads being on their children's papers in school, but I can see where the teacher is coming from. Our children see ads all the time, so what is one more? If it is helping save the school money, and is helping the children by supplying them with the paper to use in class, then I am all for it.

What are your views?