Teacher accused of accepting 7-Eleven coupons for grades
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A teacher at Kalasin Rajabhat University in Thailand has been accused of raising grades in exchange for 7-Eleven coupons.
One of the students of the university's Pre-School Education branch reportedly complained about the teacher's conduct to the school, and when she got no response, and shot posted a video on YouTube of the teacher berating her class and admitting to the coupon scheme. The coupons, or "stamps," are part of a promotion and can be used for discounts and gifts at 7-Eleven stores.
The Bangkok Post has translated the teacher's nine-minute rant in the video clip into English. “You complained that you lost a lot of money to earn stamps. Did I force you to give me those stamps? I just offered you a suggestion,” the teacher allegedly says in the video. “Do you think you got that grade by your own brain?”
The Bangkok Post further reports that the teacher says, “Khanittha got 17 points in psychology class. She gave me stamps. Then, I gave her A+."
Based on the conversation captured on video, the Bangkok Press concludes that for every 25 7-Eleven promotional coupons a student brought in, they received one grade point.
The unidentified teacher has been suspended during the investigation. Potential disciplinary action will be decided based on the outcome of that investigation.