Idaho teacher selling ads for pizza on tests

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In what should be considered a cautionary tale against cutting school funding, a Pocatello, Idaho, high school teacher named Jeb Harrison is selling ad space on his students' exams. To compensate for a reduced paper allowance and "teach kids about advertising," Harrison allowed the local Molto Caldo Pizzeria to put ads on the tests and handouts for his economics class. In return, the pizzeria bought Harrison $315 worth of paper, which the school could no longer afford. One has to credit such resourcefulness, but it's a sad state of affairs when teachers need commercial patronage to afford basic supplies. Jeb's also a history teacher, which opens up some classic ad possibilities for when that class runs out of paper, too.

—Posted by David Kiefaber