This past week, a group of high school journalists followed their curiosity and it resulted in change.
Their early development of their ‘new sense’ was evident when the group of Pittsburgh High School students investigated their new principal’s background.
The principal, Amy Robertson, claimed to have received her master’s and doctorate degrees at a private university named Corllins University. However, the students couldn’t find that this school was in operation, according to the The Kansas City Star.
“She was going to be the head of our school, and we wanted be assured that she was qualified and had the proper credentials,” said Trina Paul, a senior and an editor of the Booster Redux, the school newspaper. “We stumbled on some things that most might not consider legitimate credentials.”
Quote to The Kansas City Star
According to the newspaper, the students found articles describing Corllins as a “diploma mill” where people can purchase degrees.
On Tuesday, the school announced the resignation of Robertson.
You can read more about the high school journalists here.