Portland elementary parents got to bid on their kids’ next teachers. The educators weren’t...

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    Portland elementary parents got to bid on their kids’ next teachers. The educators weren’t happy

    Going once! Going twice! Sold! A gimmicky spur-of-the-moment auction item offered to bidders at Markham Elementary School’s annual fundraiser offended the faculty: Parents willing to pay the most could choose their child’s teacher for the coming school year. The “choose your teacher” item was a last-minute addition at the March 2 auction and was green-lit by Principal Shawn Garnett, according to emails obtained by The Oregonian/OregonLive under a public records request. Six parents won the opportunity to choose their student’s next teacher, contributing a combined $1,300 to the fundraiser’s final tally, district spokesman Harry Esteve said. In a March 5 ...


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