My jaw dropped when I saw this article in The Chronicle of Higher Education about how some college professors have begun to outsource the grading of papers.
According to the article: "the goal of the service is to relieve professors and teaching assistants of a traditional and sometimes tiresome task—and even, the company says, to do it better than TA's can."
One professor quoted in the story said that she outsources grading to allow her to provide expert feedback. (The company would not provide The Chronicle Of Higher Education with the names and degress of its employee.)
I have to admit that I was kind of shocked when I started reading the article. My knee jerk reaction was that the professors who use this are lazy. I'm not sure I've changed my mind about that initial thought.