Academic Scandal at Winston-Salem State

by George Leef

This week’s Pope Center Clarion Call is by Shira Hedgepeth, formerly employed at Winston-Salem State University, one of the HBCUs in the UNC system. In it, she tells a story reminiscent of the Atlanta teachers who changed student answers on tests so as to make the schools look better. Similarly at WSSU, administrators seem more concerned with making the university look good (and keeping students happy) than with academic integrity.