School official’s application essay is questioned


NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — The man appointed to be New London’s school superintendent is facing new questions over his job application.

The Day of New London reports it found at least 10 paragraphs in Terrance Carter’s two-page job-application essay that came from other sources, without attribution.

New London’s school board has been investigating the 49-year-old Carter amid allegations that he falsely represented himself in documents as having a Ph.D. when he does not hold an accredited degree.

The Day printed passages from Carter’s essay Tuesday along with similar paragraphs from websites, news articles and academic journals.

Carter was appointed to the job in June, subject to the board’s approval. The hiring process is on hold during the investigation.

A phone call to Carter’s attorney, William McCoy, went unanswered on Tuesday morning.

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