Students at Tioga High School in Groveland, California should receive extra credit for civics. The Big Oak Flat-Groveland School Board fired Math teacher Ryan Dutton for alleged plagiarism while a student teacher at Cal State Fresno. The University says the allegations were unfounded but the school board refused to reconsider its decision, so the students organized a recall campaign and tossed out the entire school board.
Dutton’s removal as a Math teacher and Tioga’s baseball coach was based entirely on the allegation that he had copied from another student at the university. When the university was asked, it said that the allegations are not true, but the board refused to reconsider and insisted that it was acting on unexplained “private information.”
The sparsely populated district is located near Yosemite National Park.
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