In re-reading the article and the quotes from Lynn Fox, I am disappointed that a member of the Improvement Team has only picked up the administration viewpoint which consistently doesn't recognize or doesn't care to recognize deeper issues. I would encourage Fox to dig deeper and talk with others outside of the team, and learn what is going in in the school. Her quotes suggest she believes the words of the administration, but hasn't seen what actually goes on. Her view is disconnected with what many, many others see happening.
One final point, both the superintendent and Fox feel that this was handled poorly, which misses the point (intentionally or not). Neither make a comment about plagiarism nor the myriad of examples of it written at the hand of Principal Jackson. What would have been the outcome if indeed they followed Fox's suggestion that "they should have gone to her and it would have been resolved." Principal Jackson's words want it to go away. Surrogates attack the issue, suggesting its not plagiarism, or in the ironic case Callie WILLIAMS writing about Sulura WILLIAMS Jackson's "cryptomnesia". But she apparently continues to borrow words, assuming we must not be smart enough to catch on (her thanksgiving note).
We have process problems as I wrote earlier that need to be attended to, that I'm not sure the Improvement Team can address. But it is a different issue. Let's address the plagiarism issue first and be done with it. Then we can move on.
The protest will be at NCSU's Brickyard plaza, adjacent to Harrelson Hall. See you there!
Though there was some talent up their sleeve, we never saw the total rabbit in the hat, the handkerchief rope down the throat, or the sawing of the assistant in half. The act was not Houdini but more of a David Copperfield style mystery show
The "expo" now includes nearly 20 Carolinas authors who will be on hand to sign and personalize their books and comics and even music. So far, the lineup includes: Natania Barron (Geek Mom), Clay and Susan Griffith (Vampire Empire), Matthew Ross (The Secret of Ji), James Maxey (Greatshadow), Nathan Kotecki (The Suburban Strange), Ariel Djanikian (The Office of Mercy), Jay Posey (Three), and more. More info: http://bullspec.com/2013/12/05/december-ne…
I'm all for a higher minimum wage here in NC (and federally as well), but $15 an hour to work in fast food? Are these people serious? That's close to $32,000 a year for a 40 hour work week. I know people with college degrees who don't make that much in their current (professional) jobs.
Very cool. I knew a little of this story and the various bands and players, but I've never seen it all put together so well before. Thanks!
Great Hofmann letter Sarah!
If people want to help stop the sale of Hofmann Forest to the Illinois corn farmer, here's what you can do:
1. attend our protest Friday, Dec 6, NCSU campus "Brickyard" plaza, 12pm-2pm. Parking should be available at the Dan Allen Visitor's lot on Dan Allen Dr, or nearby off Hillsborough St.
2. like us on Facebook: Save Hofmann Forest
3. like the protest event, and share it with your own friends
4. sign the online petition - google Hofmann Forest ipetition
5. write every NCSU official you can think of and ask them to stop the sale
Is this place closed?
Could it be that the comment by "steve powder" is a plant ... put here to make Ms. Jackson's critics look racist?
SOUNDS just like OBOZO...Stealing Ideas and TAKING CREDIT FOR SOMETHING SHE NEVER DID...if she was white then she would have been dismissed of forced to resign by now..being black...WELL hell thats just par for the course
There are at least two different issues here.
1. She is accused of plagiarism. Many examples seem to support the accusation. Seems pretty clear cut case to many.
1.1 If yes to plagiarism, what happens to her? What is the message to the community?
1.2 If no to plagiarism, why is it not plagiarism, and what should be the message about what plagiarism is?
2. Staff are fearful to have an open conversation with the principal about this and other issues. History of interactions with administration does not support open conversation for fear of retribution. So far the approach is to be annoyed by it. A healthy approach would be to acknowledge it and begin to put in safeguards and develop trust.
A larger question centers around the recognition over the last few weeks that these issues with Principal Jackson were problems at her prior school. What else is next for us with her?
Small correction: Kiran Sande is not editor of FACT magazine! He left journalism in January 2013
I hope this is on the school board behind closed doors agenda for thursday. While others in her position have had the sense to resign (hard to say if they were forced out), she mocks the issue. Her thanksgiving message to faculty apparently contained lifted works as well. The district is currently on record saying this is much ado about nothing. What is the message to the students?
Jackson as quoted in the article:
"I've never intentionally said these are my words, these are my thoughts."
Jackson in an email message to staff regarding the memos she is now accused of plagiarizing (sent prior to the allegations of plagiarism):
"As I reflected on how the relationships were built at my last school, I remembered that I sent them my thoughts on a weekly bases for over five years . . . I will do best to share my thoughts with you weekly so you get to know my belief, values, and thoughts about educating children at CHHS. Notes from the Principal's desk are attached, please read and reflect."
Sounds to me as if she DID say that they are her thoughts.
One suspects that Jackson cannot write clearly or easily, so she "borrows' liberally. Not exactly a great reflection of her credentials. Wonder if anyone has examined her past academic work. Could be lifted whole hog from other sources.
The address is wrong. It's 119 W. Main St., Suite 300, Durham, NC 27701
I'm not familiar with the information you mentioned. But apparent sea level may rise or fall at any particular location depending on whether that area is subsiding or lifting, that is, whether geological forces are pushing the land up higher or allowing it to sink lower. That happens often, can vary by location and can change over time. So while the total volume of water in the oceans may be increasing due to thermal expansion and melting ice sheets and glaciers, what actually happens to "sea level" as measured at any particular spot also takes into account the subsidence or lift experienced by that spot. That's why there's all sorts of evidence that can appear to be contradictory, but in reality it's complications caused by variations in subsidence and lift. Satellite measurements of sea level are made independently of subsidence or lift, so are more accurate indicators of the actual level of the water in the world's oceans. The problem is that satellite measurements only go back a couple of decades. Hence the study I cited where the scientists tried (successfully) to match up the satellite measurements with recent coastal sea level gauges (subject to but corrected for subsidence and lift). When you can match up the two (coastal gauges and satellite measurements), then you can try to use the much older and longer record of sea level gauges to compare rates of sea level change in the past with current rates of change.
Reading all this, I just had this thought.
Most everyone agrees that Sea Level has been rising very very slowly since the last Ice Age (glaciation) , and even NOAA and Sea Grant acknowledge that there has been " no signal" of acceleration for the NC coast. So why have we had an acceleration of Accretion by 11% and a 13% decline of erosion of NC Sea shore since 1980? Irrespective of acceleration, why do we have more Accretion and less Erosion if Sea Level is rising? Or is all this just mumbo - jumbo Political FoSi?
Bill Price USLandAlliance.US
Dear Dave Burton,
Before you say I am mistaken, please read the rest of the article! You merely quote from the article's Introduction, where the authors summarize PAST work in the area. If you had any scientific training, you might have known that.
"To reconcile the nearly factor of 2 difference in the tide gauge and altimeter global rates, reconstructions of global sea level from tide gauges have been made using empirical orthogonal functions (EOFs) obtained from satellite altimeter data..."
---this sentence you quoted ended with this reference to a paper, (Chambers et al. 2002). It is Chambers et al. in 2002 who used the satellite altimeter data.
Merrifield, Merrifield, and Mitchum, the authors of the 2009 paper I cited, used tidal gauges for both time periods, and verified that the tide gauges agreed with the satellite altimeter data. You might read through to the Methods, Results, and Summary and Discussion sections next time you look at a scientific study if you want to understand what they did, what they found, and what it means. You won't find that in the Introduction.
I like your style, Lisa Sorg. As a human being and as a journalist.
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