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Baltimore School Official Quits Amid Resume Probe

BALTIMORE (AP) — A high-ranking Baltimore school official has resigned after questions were raised about his education, which includes degrees from institutions criticized as “diploma mills.”

Kevin Seawright stepped down from a $135,000-a-year post as the public school system’s deputy chief operating officer. Schools CEO Andres Alonso made the announcement Thursday in an email, saying Seawright had worked tirelessly in the position he has held since 2008.

The Baltimore Sun reported Friday that the resignation came a day after the newspaper asked school officials about Seawright’s academic credentials. The newspaper reported Seawright’s resume included degrees from institutions that are not accredited by the U.S. Department of Education.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  1. outkasts says:

    Its more common than most think!Its called a HOOKUP!

  2. Larry says:

    I wonder if they made him take the C.A.S.T. test. There are hundreds of good teachers out there who should have been grandfathered in who are out of work because they missed by 1 or 2 points on the C.A.S.T. and this joker has cartoon credentials.

  3. PAUL E. MICELLI says:

    WHOEVER HIRED THIS INDIVIDUAL SHOULD ALSO BE TERMINATED AND INVESTIGATED . HOW MANY OTHERS LIKE THIS ARE COLLECTING FAT PAYCHECKS AT THE TAXPAYERS EXPENSE. THIS CALLS FOR AN INVESTAGATION OF HIRING PRACTICE AND BACKROUND CHECKS FOR THE PEOPLE WHO HIRE AND APPOINT SUCH INDIVIDUALS. ARE ANY OF THE MONIES HE COLLECTED GOING TO BE PAID BACK OR WE TAXPAYERS HAVE TO EAT THIS ONE TOO. THAT’S WHY EVERYTHING IN THE CITY, STATE, FEDERAL IS SO CROOKED.

  4. Doug says:

    Now !
    I’m wondering about Alonso’s credentials .
    The man can’t even speak clear English.
    Sounds like he just got off the boat.
    Is he even American ?
    Nothing would surprise me.

  5. Kritikal says:

    Another strong hint as to why the school system that spends the most per pupil in the state has the worst rstults. And I ‘m not talking about the lack of qualifications of this administrator; I’m talking about the fact that the money that goes to Baltimore City schools never gets to the classroom. It’s siphoned off at North Avenue in what can best be described as a jobs program for the otherwise unemployable friends and relatives of those in power.

  6. pigeon says:

    Need to check credentials of anyone and everone in any public position. Isn’t that what background checks are for. Or does that only apply to those holding “low jobs”?!
    You can bet there are a lot of us who would be more than glad to volunteer our time to run background checks on our “leaders”!

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