Friday, March 27, 2009

Off Topic: Another Ethics Question

No, "ethics" isn't OT here at IB, but the specific subject of this conundrum is:
As in many places, the economy has taken a toll on Pocatello High School. Teachers still need to teach, of course, and many (most?) are willing to dig into their own pockets to fund special projects. Still, when even paper for tests and handouts is in short supply, creative, out-of-the-box thinking is called for.
Or is it?
"It crosses a line," said Susan Linn, a Harvard psychologist and director of the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood. "When teachers start becoming pitchmen for products, children suffer and their education suffers as well."
Do they?
I'd like to know what our readers think of this novel approach to education.
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