North Carolina: Rosewood Middle School has instituted a controversial program in which students can have 10 points added to two tests of their choice if the parents will donate $20 to the school.
Principal Susie Shepherd says that ten points for two tests shouldn't change a the grade a student gets but the state Department of Public Instruction's chief academic officer Rebecca Garland expressed some reservations about the scheme.
"If a student in college were to approach a professor to buy a grade, we would be frowning on that. It might even be a reason for dismissal. We're teaching kids something that if they were to do it later, they could get in trouble for," said Garland.