The Ontario College of Teachers has stripped Chris Spence of his teaching certification, marking the first time a licence has been revoked due to plagiarism.
The decision, delivered Monday by the college’s disciplinary committee, came a month after the former Toronto District School Board director of education was found guilty of professional misconduct.
Spence, whose fall from the top of the city’s education ranks began almost four years ago, was not present at the hearing. He was asked to immediately surrender his teaching certificate to the college’s registrar.
A written reason for the decision will be made public at a later date. The college would not comment on the decision, but spokesperson Gabrielle Barkany confirmed it was the first time the discipline committee revoked a teaching licence because of plagiarism. (more...)