Editor's Note: Numerous instances of plagiarism have been discovered in Dan Kimber’s “Education Matters” column, which ran in the News- Press from September 2003 to September 2011. In those columns where plagiarism has been found, a For the Record specifying the details will be appended to the piece.
I came upon a story that has a moral for all of us, as well as a special application with the approach of local elections. As more and more contests (at all levels of government) are being decided not on an individual’s qualifications but on an opponent’s successful character assassination, it is up to us, we who cast our ballots, to expect/demand better.
The story takes place in ancient Greece where Socrates came upon an acquaintance who ran up to him excitedly and said, “Socrates, do you know what I just heard about one of your students?”