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Comment: Show your support! Sign the DenmarkODF pledge! (Score 1) 198

by Jan0815 (#30951386) Attached to: Denmark Chooses OpenDocument Format

As this is a majro step for open standards IMHO, we should make sure that the government, parliament and citizens of denmark see the global support.

If you feel similar, please do sign the petition here:

We will deliver the list of signatures to the parliament on tuesday.

Jan Wildeboer


Teacher Sells Ads On Tests 532

Posted by samzenpus
from the pay-the-bills dept.
Tom Farber, a calculus teacher at Rancho Bernardo high school in San Diego, has come up with a unique way of covering district cuts to his supplies budget. He sells ads on his tests. "Tough times call for tough actions," Tom says. The price of an ad on a Mr. Farber Calc test is as follows: $10 for a quiz, $20 for a chapter test, and $30 for a semester final. Most of the ads are messages from parents but about a third of them come from local businesses. Principal Paul Robinson says reaction has been "mixed," but adds, "It's not like, 'This test is brought to you by McDonald's or Nike.'" I see his point. Being a local business whore is much better than being a multinational conglomerate whore.

Committees have become so important nowadays that subcommittees have to be appointed to do the work.