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Tuesday, October 3, 2006

School Administrator Creates Mock Video; Gets Some Hostile Reactions

A suburban Chicago school superintendent may lose his post over what he describes as a joke. Rich Mitchell created a video that used real footage from interviews with newly hired teachers but intercut it with new questions, thus creating entirely false impressions of the teachers' responses. He showed the "mockumentary" at a staff seminar in August, where it was apparently poorly received by some attendees. He then posted it on the web. After the media got a copy, an investigation was called for. Read more here and here (includes link to video--caution, video loads slowly).

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