Teacher Fined $4,000 For Selling Students Homemade Soap
A Brooklyn teacher has been punished for a dirty deed — selling his students bars of soap in exchange for a free pass on homework.
Marlon Scanterbury came clean to city investigators and agreed to pay a $4,000 fine for his scheme, which apparently netted him all of 25 bucks.
Scanterbury, who earns about $81,000, got in trouble for using a good-behavior incentive program at Canarsie’s Public School 66 to line his own pockets.
Under the program, teachers promoted good behavior and academics by giving out keys to deserving students, who could then redeem them for trinkets.
Scanterbury put his own twist on it, telling his 11- and 12-year-old students last November that they would earn 10 keys if they bought a bar of homemade soap for $3 or $4.