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Posted on September 23, 2014 1:48 am
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Zafer Unal
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A hundred dollar bill
You have just completed a meeting with parents to discuss preparing the students for the upcoming state test. A parent of one of your lower performing students hands you a hundred dollar bill and insists you keep it to offset any expenses you might incur. What would be the right action(s)?
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted October 16, 2014 10:25 pm

yseruW
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To take the money would be unethical. You could simply insist that the parent take the money back. If the parent is unwilling to take the money back, I would take it to my principal, let him know what happened and to wait to be advised on the next steps.


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Chelsea
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I agree with this solution. Taking the money from the parent is wrong. If the parent remains persistent the best thing to do is give the money to the principal and let them decide how to move forward.
  Posted on: October 19, 2014 5:08 pm

Danielle Brock
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I found this study to be very interesting.
  Posted on: March 1, 2015 10:44 pm

Kathy Allen
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This is a good idea!
  Posted on: February 23, 2018 9:45 pm

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Solution 2
Posted October 19, 2014 4:07 pm

anuLyH
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It is against the code of ethics to accept money from students or parents. I would tell the parent that what ever they deem is necessary for the students then feel free to purchase but I am not allowed to accept monetary gifts from parents.
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Solution 3
Posted October 20, 2014 3:36 am

Dawn Rogers
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The right action would be to hand the money backs and tell them no thank you. As a teacher you have ethical principles to abide by and taking money for work is unethical.
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Solution 4
Posted March 2, 2015 4:32 am

vaguPe
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A teacher's reaction is to properly excuse such manner. Ask the parent if there's any resources that is within the teacher's power in order for the student to be prepped for the upcoming state test.
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Solution 5
Posted February 29, 2016 3:35 am

Rachel Antis
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Taking this offer would be completely unethical. The parent should know that this kind of bribery is not acceptable, but as a teacher you should politely decline the money and explain to the parents that if the student studies and works hard that they will do well.
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Solution 6
Posted July 10, 2016 10:13 pm

kelsey karr
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The right actions would be to give the parent back the money regardless of them insisting. If the parent does not allow it then give it to the principal of the school you are working at your site and make sure the parent receives it back.
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Solution 7
Posted March 1, 2016 4:20 am

Beqena
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I would not accept it and explain why. I'd also bring the situation to the proper channels of authority.
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