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(News 12 Westchester)   Student plagiarizes yearbook message. Wait, it was actually the principal, and he congratulates the wrong school when original text is left in message   (longisland.news12.com) divider line 34
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2014-06-18 09:29:42 PM  
Yeah, that probably out to be a termination-worthy offense, if only to send a message to students that passing off another's work as your own is beyond the pale.
 
2014-06-18 10:24:46 PM  
What gave it away? His mentioning to WEAR SUNSCREEN?
 
2014-06-18 10:25:22 PM  
High school problems.
 
2014-06-18 10:26:37 PM  
Zero Tolerance. They need to send a clear message.
 
2014-06-18 10:27:08 PM  

"Be excellent to each other. Party on, dudes! SAN DIMAS HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL RULES!"


-Dr. Steven Strachan, Principal, Roosevelt High School

 
2014-06-18 10:31:44 PM  
Meh. Clergy who are bad at sermon-writing can buy packaged books of sermons. So long as he did have permission (and yes, I have doubts), then Subby is wrong and the principal's right: this is no more than a clerical error.

A clerical error, and a travesty that a school principal cannot pen at least a token original farewell message to his students. Maybe he was too overcome to put his feelings into words. Or maybe he was glad to be rid of the b*stards.

/Anyone who has ever been in education knows what I mean when I say that some classes you're glad to see the back of. Not that all the individuals in it are bad but, as a class, every couple of years you just get an inexplicably hellacious one.
//Anyone who ever figures out the reason why stands to make a *fortune* from educators kindergarten through college
 
2014-06-18 10:33:45 PM  
Yeah, that probably ought to be a termination-worthy offence, if only to send a message to students that passing off another's work as your own is beyond the pale.
 
2014-06-18 10:38:31 PM  

brimed03: A clerical error, and a travesty that a school principal cannot pen at least a token original farewell message to his students.


www.starlitcitadel.com

Or maybe his cleric failed a saving throw.
 
2014-06-18 10:38:58 PM  

Lonewolf45100: Zero Tolerance. They need to send a clear message.


Yet it won't happen, mean while when I was in a college class we had students get an automatic failing grade for plagiarizing. All we had to do was write was a 3 page on a randomly given topic. Use all the tools needed (spell check blah blah) and don't plagiarize the work.
I don't remember how many failed not using spell check either, but I know there were some, oh and it was English 101 or 102 I can't remember.
 
2014-06-18 10:57:08 PM  
If he had lifted the entire thing from someone else that would be one thing, but using a couple of sentences is hardly plagiarism. If that were the criteria then everyone who tried to write something would be guilty of it. I don't care what sentence you construct, someone somewhere has written it before.
 
2014-06-18 11:00:42 PM  
Dr., huh? In the words of Fasier crane, "You will let me know when they become accredited".
 
2014-06-18 11:01:33 PM  
Spicoli and Bueller are behind this.
 
2014-06-18 11:01:55 PM  
 
2014-06-18 11:04:59 PM  
I'm wondering who had to pay for all of the yearbooks to be reprinted. If it were a student whose picture or farewell message were deemed inappropriate, often the student is expected to pay for either reprints or "alterations" in the form of adhesives or what not.

If the school is stuck paying for this instead of the principal, I'm not sure if they're teaching the right lesson to the kids.
 
2014-06-18 11:05:00 PM  

ReapTheChaos: If he had lifted the entire thing from someone else that would be one thing, but using a couple of sentences is hardly plagiarism. If that were the criteria then everyone who tried to write something would be guilty of it. I don't care what sentence you construct, someone somewhere has written it before.



He did lift the entire thing.
 
2014-06-18 11:12:27 PM  

Khanmots: ReapTheChaos: If he had lifted the entire thing from someone else that would be one thing, but using a couple of sentences is hardly plagiarism. If that were the criteria then everyone who tried to write something would be guilty of it. I don't care what sentence you construct, someone somewhere has written it before.


He did lift the entire thing.


And it isn't a couple of sentences. He copypasta'd the whole damned thing and slapped that biznitch right in the front of the book. heheh

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xwp4ojudHWU
 
2014-06-18 11:13:29 PM  

Khanmots: ReapTheChaos: If he had lifted the entire thing from someone else that would be one thing, but using a couple of sentences is hardly plagiarism. If that were the criteria then everyone who tried to write something would be guilty of it. I don't care what sentence you construct, someone somewhere has written it before.


He did lift the entire thing.


Not according to the article, it states "Some of the words that Dr. Steven Strachan used for his message to the graduating class were actually written by another principal"
 
2014-06-18 11:21:57 PM  

ReapTheChaos: Khanmots: ReapTheChaos: If he had lifted the entire thing from someone else that would be one thing, but using a couple of sentences is hardly plagiarism. If that were the criteria then everyone who tried to write something would be guilty of it. I don't care what sentence you construct, someone somewhere has written it before.


He did lift the entire thing.

Not according to the article, it states "Some of the words that Dr. Steven Strachan used for his message to the graduating class were actually written by another principal"


The funniest part I found was where the only thing actually written by the guy was inserted into the middle of one of the paragraphs commenting on the students' exemplary original works. That dude is completely busted.
 
2014-06-18 11:34:25 PM  

ReapTheChaos: If he had lifted the entire thing from someone else that would be one thing, but using a couple of sentences is hardly plagiarism. If that were the criteria then everyone who tried to write something would be guilty of it. I don't care what sentence you construct, someone somewhere has written it before.


Remember that time you filled your urethra with sawdust in William Howard Taft's 1st class cabin aboard the Lusitania?
 
2014-06-18 11:38:54 PM  
First edition copies on eBay in 5...4...3...
 
2014-06-18 11:48:16 PM  

Ex-Texan: Dr., huh? In the words of Fasier crane, "You will let me know when they become accredited".


Oh, my!

i1.ytimg.com
 
2014-06-18 11:48:42 PM  

abb3w: Yeah, that probably out to be a termination-worthy offense, if only to send a message to students that passing off another's work as your own is beyond the pale.


In fairness, academic dishonesty isn't a big deal in high school, you can blatantly just copy the dude's paper one chair over during an exam and all that'll happen is you'll get the one exam bumped to the lowest policy-allowed grade, which is usually a C because high school is stupid.

This is why the culture shock is so severe when they hit college and cheating even on un-graded homework can get you booted summarily from any class no questions asked, and doing it on a graded assignment can get you dropped summarily from the entire  school without a refund.  Kind of a steep upward curve in the seriousness of the offense there.

// Hell, legitimate quotes that are just misattributed or poorly annotated can get you in ethics trouble.
 
2014-06-18 11:52:20 PM  

gunther_bumpass: ReapTheChaos: If he had lifted the entire thing from someone else that would be one thing, but using a couple of sentences is hardly plagiarism. If that were the criteria then everyone who tried to write something would be guilty of it. I don't care what sentence you construct, someone somewhere has written it before.

Remember that time you filled your urethra with sawdust in William Howard Taft's 1st class cabin aboard the Lusitania?


You took that line from The Golden Girls.
 
2014-06-18 11:55:02 PM  

GungFu: Yeah, that probably ought to be a termination-worthy offence, if only to send a message to students that passing off another's work as your own is beyond the pale.


I don't think any of my teachers/professors would have accepted "sorry I turned in an early draft" by mistake as an excuse. Fire to set the example.
 
2014-06-19 12:19:00 AM  
Your school is not special, your school experience was not sacred. There are jillions of schools in this world - even just in America. Most students shouldn't even be in school because they're stupid and it's a waste of their time.

There, I said it.

Now I feel angry and wound up. Where's a teacher? I need to punch something.
 
2014-06-19 01:03:05 AM  
Shiat happens.

The superintendent of Orange County read off her commencement speech to the graduates of my nephew's class last week--Los Al Griffins class of 2014!--and when she got to the end she read "Congratulations, Class of Twenty THIRTEEN..."

Dead silence, followed by a stadium full of boos. She may never live it down. But is it an awful, unbearable, death-worthy incident? No.
 
2014-06-19 01:19:04 AM  
Yeah, that probably out to be a termination-worthy offense, if only to send a message to students that passing off another's work as your own is beyond the pale.
 
2014-06-19 02:26:14 AM  
First, I'd like to know if any one has checked with the California principal to see if he really consented to the use of what he wrote.

Second, if I were a student who had gotten one of those yearbooks, there is no way in hell I would surrender it to be issued a reprinted/corrected one.
 
2014-06-19 03:52:47 AM  
Yeah, that probably ought to be a termination-worthy offense, if only to send a message to students that passing off another's work as your own is beyond the pale.
 
2014-06-19 03:54:19 AM  

Jim_Callahan: This is why the culture shock is so severe when they hit college and cheating even on un-graded homework can get you booted summarily from any class no questions asked, and doing it on a graded assignment can get you dropped summarily from the entire  school without a refund.  Kind of a steep upward curve in the seriousness of the offense there.


Indeed.

I remember in my first year of college someone got kicked out because another student copied their work and they couldn't prove they hadn't been complicit in giving it to them. The looks of horror on the faces of kids just out of high school (who were used to googling for essays and swapping sentences around, safe in the knowledge that a low grade was the worst punishment they'd get) was entertaining as hell; "you mean there's an actual consequence for plagiarism!?".

/csb
 
2014-06-19 04:10:55 AM  

Gunther: Jim_Callahan: This is why the culture shock is so severe when they hit college and cheating even on un-graded homework can get you booted summarily from any class no questions asked, and doing it on a graded assignment can get you dropped summarily from the entire  school without a refund.  Kind of a steep upward curve in the seriousness of the offense there.

Indeed.

I remember in my first year of college someone got kicked out because another student copied their work and they couldn't prove they hadn't been complicit in giving it to them. The looks of horror on the faces of kids just out of high school (who were used to googling for essays and swapping sentences around, safe in the knowledge that a low grade was the worst punishment they'd get) was entertaining as hell; "you mean there's an actual consequence for plagiarism!?".

/csb


Yeah, when I had a long term subbing assignment, I failed an honors student on a term paper  that counted for half of his semester's grade because he had copied about half of it straight from Britannica Online.  Same everything but the font.  I told him he was getting off lucky because it he had pulled this shiat in the Ivy League college at which he had been accepted, they'd expel his sorry ass on the spot.


The kid was taking a crapload of AP classes, was on the track team and the debate team.  I figured he got stretched too thin and cut some corners.  Better he learned it then than later.
 
2014-06-19 05:01:57 AM  
Yeah, that probably ought to be a termination-worthy offense, if only to send a message to students that passing off another's work as your own is beyond the pale.
 
2014-06-19 09:30:52 AM  
Passing off another's work as your own is beyond the pale. If only to send a message to students, that probably ought to be a termination-worthy offense. Yeah.
 
2014-06-19 10:26:13 AM  
If I were a student there, no way I would allow my original yearbook to be "collected".
 
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