Monday, August 03, 2015

Boca Raton Principal loses his principal job over plagiarism, but not his salary

Of the graduation speech plagiarism matter in Boca Raton, FL by former West Boca High principal Mark Stenner:

[Stenner] said he immediately regretted not crediting the authors of his 2014 and 2015 speeches but said he thought he rewrote enough of the addresses that the wording would not be considered plagiarism.

from West Boca High principal hoped to keep job

IPBiz notes that the West Boca High guideline -- "Taking information from another source that is not properly attributed (plagiarism)."--amounts to the concept "copying without attribution." There is no discussion of (or pass for) "inadvertent" plagiarism. If one copied text word-for-word, that is taking information from another source, whether or not one remembers doing it.

The Sun-Sentinel article noted: Stenner's salary of $98,483 will remain the same in the next school year when he serves as "principal on assignment" in the school district's charter school office.

See also prior IPBiz post


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