These high school journalists investigated a new principal’s credentials. Days later, she resigned.

A newly hired high school principal in Kansas resigned on Tuesday after journalists at the school newspaper discovered her education credentials were less than what they seemed. The Washington Post reports that students at Pittsburg High School discovered that Amy Robertson's advanced degrees came from Corllins University, an unaccredited institution sometimes characterized as a "diploma mill." 

She also could not present a transcript confirming she'd graduated from the University of Tulsa. “Everybody kept telling them, ‘Stop poking your nose where it doesn’t belong,'” says the newspaper’s adviser, Emily Smith. 

“They were at a loss that something that was so easy for them to see was waiting to be noticed by adults.” Robertson told The Kansas City Star that her degrees "have been authenticated by the U.S. government" and added, “I have no comment in response to the questions posed by PHS students regarding my credentials because their concerns are not based on facts.”



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