Chris Spence, TDSB Director, Admits To Plagiarism Charges

Toronto school board director admits plagiarism in Star article

It’s OK though, he says he was just “sloppy

h/t Ann

Update: This was not a simple case of plagiarism, it was a massive case of plagiarism, the Star’s statement below only hints at its scope by listing the cribbed from sources.

Here is the Original Spence article:

“Public Editor’s note: This Opinion article includes substantial unattributed material from several other sources. Those sources include the “Coaching Excellence” blog of the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching, the blog, Pro Sport Chick, an online encyclopedia and a 1989 Op-Ed article in the New York Times written by Anita L. Defrantz, then president of the Amateur Athletic Foundation of Los Angeles and a current member of the International Olympic Committee. Spence has acknowledged that he plagiarized parts of his article and apologized to the Star and its readers.”

On the athletic field, I learned that a group of people can perform so much better as a team than as the sum of their individual talents.”