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N.J. District Leader With Degree From Unaccredited School Resigns

By The Associated Press — September 22, 2009 1 min read
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A New Jersey superintendent who received a doctoral degree from an unaccredited school is resigning.

H. James Wasser offered no reason why he’ll leave the Freehold Regional High School District at the end of the current school year. Mr. Wasser will serve as an “administrator for special projects” until June 2011.

Mr. Wasser last year apologized and gave up a $2,500 raise after it was learned he and two other administrators had received degrees from Breyer State University, which has been dubbed a diploma mill. School board members say Mr. Wasser improved education for disadvantaged students and those with special needs.

A version of this article appeared in the September 23, 2009 edition of Education Week

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