Educator’s plagiarism only part of the story

The school superintendent in Newton, Mass. will lose a week’s pay because he lifted five sentences from a speech by the state’s governor and integrated them unattributed and nearly word for word into a graduation speech.

But the plagiarism by Superintendent David Fleishman, while inexcusable, wasn’t the most interesting part of the story. Neither was the punishment decided upon the school committee, which seems light.

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School Superintendent David Fleishman

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Network World Paul McNamara