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Ex-South Carolina principal admits changing grades

Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013 9:20 AM
Last updated 7:24 PM
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BEAUFORT, S.C. — The former Beaufort High School principal who admitted changing about 200 grades has surrendered his South Carolina principal’s certificate.

The Beaufort Gazette reported Dan Durbin voluntarily surrendered his certificate. The state Board of Education last week voted to accept the certificate.

Durbin resigned in February after admitting he charged the grades for 33 students between August 2011 and January 2012. The newspaper reported that in about two-thirds of the cases, the grades were increased to a “D’’ from an “F.”

Durbin waived his right to a hearing before the state board. He is still eligible to apply for a state teaching certificate, which he does not have.

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soapy_725
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soapy_725 09/17/13 - 09:46 am
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A merry go round of incompetence and greed. Public Education
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A merry go round of incompetence and greed. Public Education

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 09/17/13 - 10:14 am
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Grades

They probably actually earned the lower grades. The teachers didn't want to leave them behind, but the principal did.

my.voice
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my.voice 09/17/13 - 12:17 pm
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"He is still eligible to

"He is still eligible to apply for a state teaching certificate, which he does not have"

Oh, good, for a minute there I thought you were going to tell me he could affect some other child's grades.

Darby
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Darby 09/17/13 - 12:20 pm
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Let's face it....

Public, government run schools in this country are a disaster.

They reflect the political climate, the unions (and "educational" organizations) demands combines with pressure to meet outcome based objectives.

They are not designed to teach. Not in the last few decades, anyway.

The fact that a relative few come out of the system unscathed does little to mitigate what is otherwise educational carnage.

Want America to again be considered "exceptional"?

Start by acknowledging the impediments and begin to neutralize the cellar dwellers who set our school standards.

David Parker
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David Parker 09/17/13 - 01:35 pm
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Let's face it....

Let's face it....

Public, government run schools in this country are a disaster.

^^This^^

Darby
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Darby 09/17/13 - 02:50 pm
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"He is still eligible to apply for a state

teaching certificate, which he does not have."

And which he obviously does not deserve.

But, still, why not show the man some compassion (at taxpayer expense) and at the same time, give him a chance to create more chaos in the system?

Mediocrity is it's own reward.

I hear McDonald's is hiring.

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