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This is a really cool news item but wanted it to have its own thread

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/these-high-school-journalists-investigated-a-new-principal%E2%80%99s-credentials-days-later-she-resigned/ar-BBzna1x?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=spartandhp

These high school journalists investigated a new principal’s credentials. Days later, she resigned.

Connor Balthazor, 17, was in the middle of study hall when he was called into a meeting with his high school newspaper adviser.

A group of reporters and editors from the student newspaper, the Booster Redux at Pittsburg High School in southeastern Kansas, had gathered to talk about Amy Robertson, who was hired as the high school’s head principal on March 6.

The student journalists had begun researching Robertson, and quickly found some discrepancies in her education credentials. For one, when they researched Corllins University, the private university where Robertson said she got her master’s and doctorate degrees years ago, the website didn’t work. They found no evidence that it was an accredited university.

“There were some things that just didn’t quite add up,” Balthazor told The Washington Post.

The students began digging into a weeks-long investigation that would result in an article published Friday questioning the legitimacy of the principal’s degrees and of her work as an education consultant.


Damn those meddling kids. . . . >:D
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Re: High school journalists investigated a new principal’s credentials.
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2017, 05:41:53 PM »
Pretty embarrassing for Superintendent Chalmers.

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Re: High school journalists investigated a new principal’s credentials.
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2017, 05:58:22 PM »
I just heard this story on NPR.
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Re: High school journalists investigated a new principal’s credentials.
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2017, 06:25:35 PM »
Do they not have Google in Kansas? Or phones?

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Re: High school journalists investigated a new principal’s credentials.
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2017, 06:31:58 PM »
Pretty embarrassing for Superintendent Super Nintendo Chalmers.

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Re: High school journalists investigated a new principal’s credentials.
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2017, 06:36:42 PM »
Do they not have Google in Kansas? Or phones?

Similar things have happened before such as with Teresa MacBain. . . . Claimed she had a masters of divinity that she never had.
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Re: High school journalists investigated a new principal’s credentials.
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2017, 07:09:20 PM »
This is a really cool news item but wanted it to have its own thread

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/these-high-school-journalists-investigated-a-new-principal%E2%80%99s-credentials-days-later-she-resigned/ar-BBzna1x?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=spartandhp

These high school journalists investigated a new principal’s credentials. Days later, she resigned.

Connor Balthazor, 17, was in the middle of study hall when he was called into a meeting with his high school newspaper adviser.

A group of reporters and editors from the student newspaper, the Booster Redux at Pittsburg High School in southeastern Kansas, had gathered to talk about Amy Robertson, who was hired as the high school’s head principal on March 6.

The student journalists had begun researching Robertson, and quickly found some discrepancies in her education credentials. For one, when they researched Corllins University, the private university where Robertson said she got her master’s and doctorate degrees years ago, the website didn’t work. They found no evidence that it was an accredited university.

“There were some things that just didn’t quite add up,” Balthazor told The Washington Post.

The students began digging into a weeks-long investigation that would result in an article published Friday questioning the legitimacy of the principal’s degrees and of her work as an education consultant.


Damn those meddling kids. . . . >:D
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Re: High school journalists investigated a new principal’s credentials.
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2017, 11:31:58 PM »
Super cool.
I agree with Clunn, which makes me feel all weird inside.

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Re: High school journalists investigated a new principal’s credentials.
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2017, 08:50:40 AM »
Do they not have Google in Kansas? Or phones?


I wife briefly worked at a Business School that hired a new prof.  The first result on his google page was that he was a sex offender.  The charges were vague but sounded like he either assaulted a or pressured a student into sex.  Surprising that folks don't google someone before they offer a job.

 

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