Teacher Fined for Selling Students Soap in Exchange for No Homework

According to a settlement reached with the city's Conflicts of Interest Board, he started the scheme last year after the city introduced a "character incentive program''

Thursday, Oct 18, 2012  |  Updated 9:41 AM EDT
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Officials say a New York City teacher has been fined $4,000 for selling his students his family's homemade soap in exchange for a "no homework'' pass.      
Marlon Scanterbury teaches 6th grade at Public School 66 in Brooklyn.      

According to a settlement reached with the city's Conflicts of Interest Board, he started the scheme last year after the city introduced a "character incentive program.''      

The program called for teacher to promote good behavior by offering students stickers they could exchange for inexpensive items.      

Scanterbury allegedly would sell a bar of soap for $3 or $4 apiece to his students for 10 stickers. After two months he would give them a "no homework pass.''      

He gave out one no-homework pass before the scheme was discovered. Scanterbury didn't return a call for comment.

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