Damning report slams Chris Spence for ‘egregious breach of trust’

Chris Spence was “deceptive and manipulative” when he deliberately engaged in “repeated and extensive plagiarism” that violated public trust and tarnished the reputation of the education profession, the Ontario College of Teachers has found.

The former education director of the Toronto District School Board was stripped of his teaching licence in December after a college discipline committee found him guilty of professional misconduct.

This week, the reasons for that decision — the harshest penalty available to the college and a first for a plagiarism case — were made public in a 50-page report posted on the College of Teachers website.