The First Lady of Plagiarism: Melania receives an F

As a retired teacher of English/Language Arts, there have unfortunately been many instances of plagiarism by students that had to be addressed in which consequences had to be given. Now the prospective First Lady, Melania Trump, has been caught bare handed in the same nasty situation during the first night of the Republican National Convention.

“… you work hard for what you want in life. That your word is your bond and you do what you say and keep your promise. That you treat people with respect.”
– Melania Trump 2016
“that you work hard for what you want in life; that your word is your bond and you do what you say you’re going to do; that you treat people with dignity and respect. ”
– Michelle Obama 2008

Since no coherent Republican platform has been established which addresses educational issues, it seems bizarre to have plagiarism, which is an ongoing education problem, become the first example of what to expect from the Trump campaign. The First Lady of Plagiarism.

Oddly, even during a night of oddities, Melania’s recital was the least offensive discourse of a hate filled night. A recitation of platitudes from an eye-candy professional model. Blah, blah, blah, yak, yak, blather – with brief intervals of applause.

The Theater of the Absurd, called the Republican National Convention, began on this note. There was an element of Mel Brooks’ “The Producers” in the theater on Monday night.

Well, why would Melania Trump do this?

Trump and immigrant workers.001

As many politicians have repeatedly explained to us, immigrant workers are necessary because Americans are unwilling to perform certain jobs.

Plagiarism? Is that the best she and her professional writers can do?

I would have given her an F if she had been in any of my classes.




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2 Responses to The First Lady of Plagiarism: Melania receives an F

  1. csutton306 says:

    I’ve read a few of your blogs that have been shared on the BATS FB page and they are all excellent. I just now noticed your background – “First they came for the teachers…” – and found it rather ironic. I’m from Indiana and eight years ago when Mitch Daniels was our governor, I used a similar quote with my fellow teachers. Mitch Daniels, Tony Bennett, and our Republican majority slashed school budgets setting off a rash of layoffs in the schools. First they came for the assistants. I had a wonderful library assistant who was given a whole two days notice. I tried to speak up in her defense but the administration didn’t listen. A month later they came for the school librarians (me!) and the P.E. teachers. I had 23 years of experience at my school. One of the coaches they fired had been there 10 years. I remember saying to those teachers who weren’t RIFed, “First they came for the librarians…” hoping that it would inspire them to speak up. As far as I know, no one did. Things in Indiana went from bad to worse. I didn’t think it could get any worse but then Pence was elected. The teachers unions in Indiana have been stripped of their power and teachers have lost many of the benefits and protections they formerly had. Many have retired early and few young people are entering the profession. Indiana, like many states, now has a teacher shortage. Today when I hear my fellow teachers complaining I want to say “I told you so eight years ago – why didn’t you listen?” but so many of them still aren’t listening.
    Keep fighting the good fight! I hope people listen…

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