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To finance Xerox costs, a math teacher sells ad space on tests

New York City teachers who are getting smaller reimbursement checks this year could look to one California teacher for a new idea.

To finance photocopying costs when his school district cut funding, Tom Farber, an AP Calculus teacher, sells ad space on tests and quizzes. Parents and local businesses actually pay for ads, the Union Tribune reports:

Some are pithy one-liners, hawking the names of local businesses: “Brace Yourself for a Great Semester! Braces by Henry, Stephen P. Henry D.M.D.”

Others are inspirational quotes, like “Keep the company of those who seek the truth, and run from those who have found it – Vaclav Havel.”

So far, students and parents are reacting positively, although one student has a suggestion for advertisers:

“I’m always hoping that someone will sponsor it with a trig formula or something useful,” he said.

[Via Joanne Jacobs]

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