Cheating our children – A look back at the career Chris Spence

Felled TDSB education director Chris Spence’s mistakes were not innocent

TORONTO – Even the most delinquent student at one of his schools wouldn’t have been this, well, stupid.

And now Chris Spence has been outed as a cheat. A fraud.

The disgraced former head of the Toronto District School Board turns out to be a serial plagiarist who may even lose his PhD from the University of Toronto after it was exposed that huge tracts of his 1996 dissertation were lifted word for word from other peoples’ work.

Now that Chris Spence has resigned as director of the TDSB, Brian Lilley looks back at his career and asks what took so long for Spence to get the boot.