I don't understand what the big deal is. After all, I thought this took place every day in New Jersey. All this teacher was doing was showing the students how the real world works. If she was a member of one of the prominent South Buffalo political families, everything would be swept under the rug and she'd probably end up getting transferred to a better school or working at the board of education.
You know, substitute teachers have access to grades too. We know where to locate all the important passwords. A D can very easily be turned into a B. My favorite part of the story is that she told all the students the money was going to charity. She forgot to tell them that charity begins at home. Let he amongst us who is without sin, cast the first stone.