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Re: “Chapel Hill High School principal accused of plagiarism

"It's not as if teachers want her to lose her job." Really? They're only operating as the Citation Police, and once Ms. Jackson cites her sources, everyone will move on?
1) What IS the goal of these aggrieved teachers, by dashing off to the INDY? Surely it has nothing to do with the students? HOW ARE CHHS STUDENTS BETTER OFF NOW?
2) If the reporter chose to reference the issue with the re-assigned teachers last year (because they were "reportedly clashing" with administration), shouldn't it at least be noted how many principals have come and gone in a relatively short time?
3) "Teachers" is a word used repeatedly in the article. Did the reporter interview eight, five--TWO? Readers deserve to know how plural the plural really is.
4) The INDY runs an article that is partially framed around anonymous comments on an unnamed newspaper in Michigan? Is this considered an acceptable standard of journalism now? (This is a serious question.)
I'm not an apologist for Ms. Jackson, but this "expose" reeks of one more act of familiar pot-stirring by a small group of teachers there. Language like "water-boarded" and "sadism" in the comments, as well as the trashing of other administrators at CHHS who have no ties to this "scandal"-- How does this use of hyperbole and sanctimony do ANYTHING to help this long-beleaguered high school move forward?

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Posted by moonwistle on 11/22/2013 at 9:14 PM

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