All journalists have the power to change the world, even the youngest ones.
A group of student journalists in Kansas proved that when they investigated their new principal’s credentials and made a surprising discovery, according to The Washington Post.
“There were some things that just didn’t quite add up,” 17-year-old Connor Balthazor said of the alleged educational benchmarks reached by his new principal Amy Robertson. (Well, former new principal would be more appropriate now.)
Robertson had to quit after the school’s paper, the Booster Redux, could find no website or accreditation for the university she claimed to have gotten her master’s and doctoral degrees from.
Two things to note here:
– If you are feeling nervous about anything going on in our government or society right now, take heart. On a larger scale, this is what journalism is all about: Finding discrepancies in an authority’s story, letting people know about them, and affecting history. Know that somewhere out there, an investigative journalist is doing what they can to bring important information to you.
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