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Phila. District Asks for Employees' Textbook Royalties

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An investigation by the controller's office of the Philadelphia school system has revealed that its teachers and administrators have written textbooks and sold them to the school district.

In doing so, they have violated Pennsylvania's ethics law, and the acting superintendent, Charles A. Highsmith, has announced that any royalties earned from such illegal activity by the district's administrators must be turned over to the school system.

However, he said that principals and employees below that rank may keep profits from the sale of books to the district for use in any school but their own.

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