Principal Forced to Resign

The Kansas Board of Education hired Dr. Amy Robertson as the new principal of Pittsburg High School.   Maddie Baden (17) from the student newspaper decided to write an article about her. Students on the newspaper staff reviewed the article and found inconsistencies and odd details.

 

The school newspaper has won many regional and national awards.

 

Baden said, “No one knew who Robertson was.”  Baden and her fellow students began investigating the future principal’s background and credentials. Before long, the students began to realize there was something fishy about the situation.

THE PROBLEM

‘The Booster Redux’ staff members had actually uncovered some articles from 2012 that actually stated Robertson’s involvement with the Dubai American Scientific School revealing  that she did not have the right to work as the institution’s principal and that the school’s license had also been suspended.

Baden later told ‘The Kansas City Star’ that the old newspapers “raised a red flag. If students could uncover all of this, I want to know why the adults couldn’t.” As a consequence, half a dozen students spent around three weeks looking into their future principal’s background. They soon discovered that they had only just touched the surface of the scandal.

The team of investigators decided to look deeply into Robertson’s past education. For example, she had said that she had received a master’s degree and a doctorate from Corllins University. Robertson also stated that she had taken online classes and also visited the campus in Stockton, California, from time to time.

Fake graduation picture.

When the students decided to check the college’s website, they couldn’t find any truth that the institution ever existed in the first place. The Better Business Bureau also claims that Corllins is not an accredited business and has no known physical address. There have actually been reports that accuse the college of being a scam that allows people to buy a degree.

THE ARTICLE

Soon after, ‘The Booster Redux’ published an article on the front page of its March 31, 2017 issue, revealing everything they’ve found. Editor of the paper, Trina Paul explained that the publication had wanted to expose the truth after noticing inconsistencies in Robertson’s story.

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THE REACTION

Robertson told ‘The Kansas City Star’,
“The current status of Corllins University is not relevant. When I received my MA in 1994 and my Ph.D. in 2010, there was no issue. All of my degrees have been authenticated by the U.S. government.”

In light of all the issues that arose, Amy Robertson felt that it was in the best interest of the district to resign her position.

The “Amazon” Scam

Be wary of emails from amazon.com.  I got one so I decided to pass this info to my readers.

I pulled this off of facebook:

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I show you what showed up in my inbox:

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Your Website has Malware on It!

Well…maybe it doesn’t.

FOUND THIS ON THE INTERNETS

Hell hath no fury like an angry webmaster who hasn’t yet had her coffee.

This is an email  received from the “security” firm SiteLock, a partner company of the popular website hosts HostGator.com and Bluehost.com.

Notice the wording:  One or more of the domains you own has malware on it.
Fairly clear, right?  One of her sites is infected with malware…it says so right in black and white.  Bad news, but I’ve never been one to hit the panic button before it’s time.

I calmly go to HostGator’s tech support “Live Chat” to ask them about this.  I paste the email into the box so the technical support rep can see what I’m contacting them about.  I ask: Is this legitimate? What happens next?

Over the course of the conversation, I learn from the tech dude that SiteLock is their partner company. And I learn, in fact, there’s no evidence of malware. The site MIGHT be infected, he says, but no one really knows for sure.  In order to truly find out, my client would need to purchase an expensive malware prevention package from SiteLock, so they can peek inside and see if there’s malware there.  If there is, they’ll charge another fee to get rid of it.

 

Hemming and hawing ensue.


I’ll spare you the gory details of my response, which nearly set the curtains ablaze. I want you to think I’m much more patient and kind than I happened to be this morning.

Why am I bothering to tell you this?

Well…aside from being angry about a concerted effort to drum up business by sending good people into a panic about their website?  Good people who might not be terribly techie, or who may be busy…..gosh I don’t know….building their business?  So instead of helping depressed people, doing reiki healing, selling their art, finishing their book, booking new coaching clients or raising kids they have to spend their life energy dealing with service provider scams—from the very people they are already paying every month to keep their website running.  Infuriating.

Sorry. I got carried away.

In short:  Anyone whose website is hosted with the company HostGator.com, or with Bluehost.com, its partner company under the conglomerate parent company EIG, is likely to receive one of these emails soon, if you haven’t already.  I wanted you all to know what this particular game was, so you can watch for it.