NYC is Paying $2 Million For Anti-Plagiarism Software After Firing Teachers

  • NYC is Paying $2 Million For Anti-Plagiarism Software After Firing Teachers

    Posted by on December 22, 2020 at 9:20 AM

    Earlier this month, more than 1,000 educators and students at City University of New York institutions petitioned their board of trustees to not renew its contract with the anti-plagiarism software company Turnitin.

    The board ultimately voted unanimously, with the student senate representative abstaining, to renew Turnitin’s five-year contract for nearly $2 million. Five months earlier, CUNY had laid off nearly 3,000 adjunct faculty and part-time employees as a result of budget shortfalls. (The college system’s chancellor has pushed back against that characterization).

    The protest against Turnitin is the latest high-profile effort in what has become a nationwide backlash in higher

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