At this point, it clearly looks like Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools endorses the plagiaristic behavior of the Chapel Hill HS principal, Ms. Jackson. Their silence is deafening. I agree with you Jean that it is cause for termination. Other school districts where plagiarism was discovered by an administrator did just that.
It also looks like students are openly mocking her plagiarism, and her poor use of english in public announcements. Is this is the kind of role model we want for our kids? How about a principal that students, teachers and parents can respect.
I would like to understand what a proposal to keep and reuse Liberty Warehouse would look like. The proposed replacement is pretty unimaginative, and frankly could be placed anywhere in the US. I want another option.
Is there no oversight at about what is published? This is hardly a "page 1" story. Nothing but innuendo without any substance at all.
Pope's request is ridiculous. It's a scavenger hunt, and goes well beyond reason.
Can we make a statement about Plagiarism in our district please? The work of "Chapel Hill High School principal Sulura Jackson" is now part of a marketing blog for a anti-plagiarism product (http://en.writecheck.com/blog/2013/12/4/plagiarism-allegations-phd-student-and-principal).
They write, "When word arrives that a principal has been passing off the words of others as her own, it sets a terrible example for students and raises questions about why plagiarism is wrong, especially when someone such as the principal can do it and get away with it. It seems unfair to punish students for something that their educators are excused from."
According to the Public Schools of North Carolina web site, "Plagiarism is illegal in the state of North Carolina according to General Statute § 14-118.2."
This is a joke, right? Principal plagiarizes and administration blames teachers for calling it out? It's plagiarism.
What do other schools do?
The administration in NYC got it right when they call out another principal who ended up leaving, saying, "We do not tolerate plagiarism in our schools," Walcott said in a statement. "We teach our students the importance of integrity in their work, so to have this allegation about one of our principals is very concerning." http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/education/principal-school-writers-rips-david-foster-wallace-grad-speech-article-1.125809#ixzz2mlHvHa2l
We have got nothing so far from the administration other than it was handled poorly by the teachers, and it's a distraction. We need a statement that addresses the accusation of plagiarism in our schools. Do we tolerate it? Apparently yes. But that's the wrong message. Be leaders. Be courageous!
When Toronto School Board member who had plagiarized wrote his resignation he writes, "I regret that I have not set a good or proper example for the many thousands of young people I've been privileged to meet and know." http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/toronto-school-board-head-resigns-plagiarism-allegations-grow-1.1398446 . He seems to understand why this is so important and needs to stop.
We get an statement from the principal that this issue was a distraction. No message that plagiarism is not tolerated. She does not get it. As an educator, this is the moment when you could have made a statement and used it as a lesson for everyone. But you were sorry you got caught.
How different is this boston principal from ours: http://www.poynter.org/latest-news/mediawire/219865/boston-principal-who-plagiarized-forbes-column-resigns/ . A thought from the principal to the staff, that was plagiarized.
Please take this seriously. This is not a joke.
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