A Meeting At Last

December 21, 2017 ConcernedParents 0

Just two weeks after the Superintendent of Public Instruction lost his attempt to have our lawsuit against him dismissed, we were finally offered a meeting to discuss the misconduct at NCVPS.  Of course, this was also 753 days since we first raised our concerns about plagiarism by the developers of […]

At Long Last, An “Audit” Of Sorts

November 2, 2017 ConcernedParents 0

We have been calling for an independent investigation into the misconduct at NCVPS for well over a year, and no one in North Carolina state government has shown any interest in taking up the cause.  It is demoralizing to watch our appointed and elected representatives stand by while contractors take […]

The Truth Eventually Comes Out

September 26, 2017 ConcernedParents 0

In our life experience, when groups of people are caught doing something wrong, they often produce a flurry of conflicting and dishonest explanations of events as they try to weave each newly unearthed fact into an increasingly ungainly web of lies.  Here’s how this pattern played itself out at NCVPS […]

What Does Course-Notes.org Have To Say?

September 15, 2017 ConcernedParents 0

In November of 2016, over a year after we first reported the plagiarism to Eliz Colbert and Michelle Lourcey, NCVPS staffer Darlene Schaefer engages in a bit of creative historical fiction trying to retroactively explain and justify the dreadful condition of the APUSH course.  In a series of draft reports […]

Revisionist History

September 5, 2017 ConcernedParents 0

As we have discussed in previous posts, NCVPS had a scandal on their hands:  the teachers they hired to develop a new A.P. U.S. History course decided to copy unlicensed materials from the web rather than create original content as their contracts called for them to do.  When we notified […]

Where DID She Get The Course Content?

August 31, 2017 ConcernedParents 1

After our conference call ended at 11 AM on October 29, 2015, NCVPS clearly believed they had a major problem.  Within 20 minutes, Sandra Waters began frantically emailing her colleagues to determine sources of the course notes. “Hey! Do you remember where you got your notes for Modules 7-9?” – […]

How Do You Catch A Teacher Cheating?

August 29, 2017 ConcernedParents 0

Mostly, out of frustration. The first two months of the NCVPS APUSH course were trying times for our daughter, and as a result,  for our family.  Our daughter was busy embracing her high school marching band, taking a full schedule of Advanced Placement courses, preparing for the SAT and ACT […]