Is this an idea that could catch on?
A teacher near San Diego is selling advertising on tests.
The ads pay for the cost of printing the tests. $10 for a quiz, $20 for a test, $30 for a final exam.
Let’s think about this for a second. What other things can we sell advertising on to help generate some cash? How about the far left passing lane? Surely some Internet service provider would want to sponsor a 10-mile stretch here or there. How about the escalators in government buildings? Charles Schwab might buy the “up” side. I’m not sure how to market the “down” side.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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