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“We Don’t Need No Education”

“…we just need your rev-an-nuu…”

The NBC2 investigators have uncovered more controversy in the Collier County School District. Honors journalism students are not only getting graded on how they write, but half their grade is determined based on how many ads they sell for the yearbook.

Collier County School Board Member Linda Abbot says she was shocked to find out students at Naples High School are graded based in part on sales.

“I was very surprised,” said Abbot.


The controversy started when a school volunteer emailed her concerns to the school board.

“It’s not a good situation to me at all – I do not need to condone that,” said Abbott.

The syllabus says $600 will get you an A, $500 will get you a B, $400 gets a C, $300 gets a D and less than $300 worth of ads sold will earn a student an F on the assignment.

“It bothers me. I don’t think you should be able to buy a grade. We have to come up with a better way to encourage participation,” said Abbott.

Excuse me, but if “the syllabus says” your grades are going to based on the income you generate, don’t dare act like you didn’t know, Ms. Abbott. Someone wrote the damn thing down, then someone approved it for anyone on the planet to read.

If you’re on the board, one of those people was YOU.

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