"Jimmy's Failing Math," Brought To You By Bill & Bob's Roast Beef

I guess this will at least provide more of an incentive to get kids reading: “[A]ds for local ice cream shops or hair salons could soon be appearing on permission slips, class calendars, and school notices sent home with Peabody elementary school students after a unanimous School Committee vote this week. The novel plan to sell ad space on school communications marks the latest twist in how commercialization of schools — from the sale of billboard space to ads on buses — is generating cash in lean times.”